This spot must be a favorite for birders, as the majority of what I get are pictures of living dinosaurs. Today’s photos are from one of our best bird photographers, the famous Stephen Barnard of Idaho.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis):
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis):
And for those invertebrate lovers, here are three insect photos taken by reader Todd Fife of Kentucky. First, a tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) parasitized by an unknown species (perhaps a wasp? Readers can weigh in):
A spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata), described by Wikipedia as a “major agricultural pest”:
And a scary-looking larva of a squash lady beetle (Epilachna borealis), another agricultural pest: