Saturday, June 16, 2018

Birds and Other Critters, June 16, 2018

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2018
Katydid on my Purple Coneflower

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 12, 2018
I am finding Grasshoppers on my Strawberry plants. I think they are just nibbling a little bit on the leaves. I have not seen any damage to the berries yet. It looks much bigger here than it was!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2018
I had only a brief glance at the underside of the wings, but I am pretty sure this is a Red-spotted Admiral Butterfly.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2018
A male Indigo Bunting at one of my sunflower seed feeders.

The female Indigo Bunting is a brownish bird that I have probably seen, but did not recognize. I read somewhere recently that the reason many female birds are less colorful than the males is that drab coloring gives them better camouflage while sitting on their nests, and thus more protection from predators.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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14 comments:

  1. ...the Indigo Bunting is a sweet little thing!

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  2. Hello, Love the butterfly and gorgeous Indigo Bunting. I hope your strawberry plants are safe from the insects. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

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  3. Lea - Beautiful photos. I keep trying to see the little critters and birds in my garden, but somehow my eyes and ears don't seem to work fast enough. I do watch for the bees, of course. They don't move as fast as other critters.

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  4. What a beautiful butterfly. I don't think I have seen one like that.

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  5. The Bunting is quite distinguished!

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  6. Beautiful bunting ~ such rich color ~ lovely series of macro shots of critters!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. That's a Katydid? How neat! I saw one yesterday but wasn't sure what it was. Lovely photos! Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. The Indigo Bunting is fabulous, Lea!

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  9. I saw some grasshoppers earlier today. The first I've seen. The butterfly is beautiful as is the bunting.

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  10. Beautiful Bunting! As is that butterfly & flower!

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us bird watchers this week! Always appreciated.

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  11. I love your critters! The bunting is such a wonderful color :)

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  12. Wonderful insect critters and I love your indigo bunting!

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  13. I love your indigo. I've put feeders away, what with out bears!!! sigh.

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