Male bird moulting from summer plumage hiding with godwits. Look for the smaller orange-legged bird!
Nice post-breeding plumage bird hiding in the dunlins. Can see the difference in size particularly in image 2 where the bird is to the right of center.
In image 1 this bird is in the top of the flock slightly to the right. Unfortunately it is mostly hidden in many images because of where it was in said flock.
Along with a well camouflaged grayling. That observation is here www.inaturalist.org/observations/1874042
These images show a male trying to court an aberrant dark female. I was not able to catch the female for upperside views. It was probably different looking on the upper side due to the colour mutation. Ah well.
This is the female.
I'm not a huge fan of handling butterflies in this fashion, but it is the only way to see the upper side of the wings when they are still alive. And yes, I caught them with my hands. Net would have helped though.
This one is a male, and the same individual shown at this observation http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1874051.
The two genders are easily separable but only from the upper pattern.
Jv. being fed by wrens.
An assortment of mystery slime molds...
Host was a conifer.
Maybe it is something else...
A known roosting sites with hundreds of birds. I visited a few times recently and only on this day turned up this single bird. They seem to be declining at this spot for some reason.
This is a curious plant that strictly flowers in the depths of winter (or just before the depths of winter as in this instance).