Common Yellowthroat yelling “Witchety, witchety” at me.
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) in breeding plumage
Spotted Sandpiper in flight, showing wing and tail markings
No, I still can’t resist getting shots of Tree Swallows!
Eastern Painted Turtle in the water
Well-camouflaged grasshopper on wood mulch
A geometrid moth larva, looping.
Spring Azure butterfly on the invasive plant, Garlic Mustard
Spring Azure butterfly from above while feeding
I believe this is Corn Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)
See also: ‘Here Be Dragons and Damsels‘ (same location & same day)
On the same walk as my blogs for ‘Honey Bees, Bumble Bees and Wannabees‘, and ‘A Mixed Bag of Birds at Fiver Rivers‘, I photographed the pond life that’s started to flourish once more since the winter ice melted away.
Snapping Turtle on the move… slowly!
A Snapping Turtle that appears to need a bigger log to haul-out onto.
Eastern Painted Turtles
Juvenile Eastern Painted Turtle plus fish and a Water Strider (lower right)
A bullfrog tadpole resting in shallow water (after over-wintering under the ice)
The dorsolateral folds (i.e. raised lines down either side of its back) show this to be a one-year-old Green Frog (Rana clamitans melanota)