Stephen Barnard has been busy fishing, but he favors us today with a new batch of photos from Idaho. His captions are indented.
The first four are rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). They migrate through in August and put on quite a show at the feeders. They’re gone now.
Next is a moose (Alces alces) across the creek in early morning sun. I see this young bull frequently. He’s almost tame.
Next, a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) that I’m releasing.
Next, a woolly worm caterpillar on the handle of my fishing net. It surprised me. Beautiful creature up close — slow, exploratory, undulating motions. I don’t know anything about these other than what you can find on google. Apparently there are several species.
Next, a grasshopper on Loving Creek, taken while fishing. I’m in the habit of photographing insects that fish eat. Now they’re eating a lot of these. Again, I don’t know anything about these other what you can find on Google.
My d*g Deets has something of a following in WEIT. Here he’s recovering from hernia surgery, which was very successful, although manual, not robotic. I think the new style fabric cones in royal blue are fashionable.
Finally, just before sunrise over Loving Creek this morning. [This was yesterday.]