When I cropped this shot for Merganser, I noticed the turtle to the left. My call is based on it's profile.
Always that way, right? The creature you come all day looking for, then last stop - it's in abundance! So stunning, that..purple.
Donna keyed these for me at the distance...
So...I've only iNated a dead one of these cuz they Never Land. Donna and I walking down to the river through this park grass. Something lands in the tree. Jumps up - "Wow, Black Saddlebags!" - then remands in same spot and I get this lone shot...Barely showing field marks.
Target species for the day. Many more along this City Park beach along the Russian River.
Hadn't seen this species all season...
very far away. Sorry for the fuzzy photo.