I took these photos from the top of an adjacent parking garage. I came here to specifically see this falcon as the place it was perching is an annual nesting site. There is a webcam that monitors this nesting site and also some other popular perching spots of this bird. In June there was one baby that had successfully fledged from this nesting site.
Not the greatest picture of this raptor, look to the middle bottom of the pic, blow it up if possible. I was getting dive bombed. It got pretty close a few times, but fortuneately neither of us were hurt. Thought it might have been protecting a nest under or near the bridge, but didn't see one specifically.
This timber rattler was coiled up on the trail as I approached. It immediately went to rattling and maintained the rattle for the entire few minutes I was in its presence. There were rock piles on both sides of the trail and it would not budge from its location. I climbed up and around and was happy to leave it behind.
Couldn't resist taking some photos of these two separate rabbits. It was right after a storm passed through so their fur was a bit wet. The one was in the middle of snacking when I took some photos.
This is the second of the two Garter Snakes I found today. See my other post for more info. Both were very photogenic, I'd swear they were posing.
This guy was cruising above the Susquehanna River above me and I got this awesome shot as he was soaring by. Thanks for the help identifying what it was!
Can't remember what these are called, although I know they're common. Just wanted to take a nice photo of them. But can someone please help me identify what they are?
I saw many of these ladybug larvae covering these bushes as well as some adult Ladybug beetles. Pictures turned out great!
Common bird but funny to watch them interact with each other.
Some sort of neat looking wasp.
4 years ago I raised a family of these birds after they were abandoned by their mother when a nest was blown down in a storm. It was a challenging but great experience and it led to a successful re-introduction of 4 juvenile to the world. Although, they are considered an introduced species and can be considered pests to other birds. I still like seeing them.
This is one of two Garter Snakes that I found today. They were within about 100 feet of each other and about the same exact size. They both displayed a common behavior of returning to the exact same position they were at after being scared away when I got too close. This one I revisited 3 times this particular day.
Several times I tried to photograph one of these today and they proved to be very elusive. If only they'd stand still for a moment!
Brightly colored female marked 1,10AC as part of ongoing (8th year) PA DMVA mark-recapture effort.