dripping creek

April 11, 2021

dries off.

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*ID sources note the challenge of differentiating an immature Cooper’s Hawk from an immature Sharp-shinned Hawk. I’m guessing this is a Cooper’s Hawk (distinct head crown, legs in profile thicker than I’d expect from a sharpie).  But I  could be wrong & welcome correction (that’s why I included multiple views)!

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reflects on little crum creek

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among the trees                         coming up and down                         a japanese maple

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less familiar than enduring

the impression left by a Great Egret

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casting out from a perch to catch a fly and return — an Eastern Phoebe.

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Commonly named for eating Asclepias incarnata (not  pictured),

a Swamp milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

makes do in our patch of Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).

 

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Blue dasher                        (Pachydiplax longipennis)                        preparing to eat.

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               spring                                        time’s                                        unwind

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  mown        a moment        remembering thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia).

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