I posted some great pix of hawk-snake predation attempts this morning on strangebehaviors.com
Then this hawk (not such a great photo) came zooming down on a songbird at my feeder and cornered it in a rose bush. The hawk clambered around inside the rose bush for a bit, then took up a vigil on a tree branch overhead for about 45 minutes. Bird and prey both seem to have gone away (separately, I think). Is this a juvy Cooper's Hawk?
Richard, the only reason I'm recording this is because I remember saying I probably wouldn't. The mysteries of the human brain...
Not a Red-tailed, no patagial marks. Very white underwing with black tips.
In a tree on the side of the road, took off when we got out.
It must be an escapee, but it was just in the sidewalk when we found it.
Just a dam, no beaver since we were there in the middle of the day. But the body of water is named Beaver Pond!
Snuck up behind me in the dark...I am not sure what it is...but I snapped a few flash photos!
Looks to be a newly emerged female...
I just liked this photo!
This harvester butterfly kept flying around a light just like a moth. Even if I caught it and let it go it went right back to the light. I took it home to photograph and then let it go.
An unbelievably fresh specimen, with a wonderful purple sheen on the wings and abdomen.
Silver spotted ghost moth!
I wanted to take a better picture of him outside of the net bag, but he kept trying to bite me! Really!
I love how these critters like to play dead! The forewings were missing scales when I found it.
Came to a light.
I found this female under a light behind a business in Salem, CT
The first female Automeris io moth I have ever seen!
At a light at 1:30 in the morning.
I saw six of these tree frogs at the base of the backside of a building in Salem, CT. They were attracted to the insects that came to the lights there at night (just like me!).