Sunday, July 25, 2010

Swamp creatures

Finally back to blogging. I seem to have blog posts that run through my mind but I haven't put anything down in writing. Actually, to take the easy way out, this will be another "picture post" with little text. My spare time seems to be spent either editing photos or taking them, with little time left for thinking or writing.

Here is a sampling of some of the swamp creatures that I encountered yesterday at my favorite nature park (Ile Bizard).

Least Bittern (a normally shy bird)


Song Sparrow


Marsh Wren

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dramatic Dragonflies

The more I photograph dragonflies the more fascinated I become by their beauty and variety. The following identifications are my best judgements. If anyone has another suggestion, please let me know.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Male Eastern Pondhawk

Female Eastern Pondhawk

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Four-spotted Skimmer

Unicorn Clubtail

Common Green Darner

Female Widow Skimmer

Immature male Widow Skimmer

Male widow Skimmer on Loosestrife

Male Widow Skimmer

Immature male Widow Skimmer

Immature male Widow Skimmer