This bee was hanging out on the colorful flower outside my student's home! She was very excited to share this with the class!
Stand of at least 30 trees
Super tiny flower buds. Was experimenting with a new macro photography setup.
I doubt this will get an ID. It was just the tiniest spider I've ever photographed. Its about 1mm in size. I was using my extreme macro setup and found this guy tucked away inside some flower petals.
Ladybug Larva extremely close-up. This is two images focus stacked.
This Carpenter Ant was a wonderful subject for me while I took lots of time doing macro shots.
Doing some extreme macro techniques with bugs today.
Big ol guy I found under a decomposing log.
Is this a Spotted Sandpiper?
Not sure what this is. It flew by.
I saw one of these last week that had to have the ID confirmed here. I went back yesterday and saw about 6 or 7 of these up and down the shoreline. A woman who lives on the shore where I stood told me this is the first year she's ever seen these that she can remember.
Only the second time I've seen a Loon here. Saw one in the distance a year or two ago. This time I got nice and close to one. I followed him up and down the river for a few hours. It was very nice to see such a beautiful bird like this here.
While watching the Red-Necked Grebes diving around this litte diving duck passed through. It was smaller than the Red-Necks, would not stay underwater as long as the Red-Necks either. I thought maybe its a Horned Grebe but the color of the neck doesn't quite match?
Pair of Buffleheads
This might not be good enough to make a positive ID. It was swimming with the pair of Buffleheads I was watching. It would dive down for a while and come back. Common Merganser?
First for me! Very fortunate I decided to go down to the river today. Took a fun video of them too.
This was out in the middle of the river so it was hard to get a sharp image. I took advantage when it flapped its wings. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe its a juvenile Common Merganser?