Tuesday, August 19, 2014

variegated meadowhawk ~ 08/19/14 ~ Pinnacles

When I'm out looking for butterflies, I try my best to ignore the other cool little animals flying around.  It's difficult.  Especially, when this fellow repeatedly circled me on the path and perched, begging for a photo op.  His face reminds me of those old-fashioned political cartoons with big heads and drunk, rosy cheeks.  Given how dry it's been with only a single, shaded pocket of surface moisture (that I've found on the west side), I don't know how the dragonflies are managing.  The reservoir on the east side of the National Park must be swarming with odonates.  Maybe?


Imperfect and Tense said...

Gorgeous photo! Thanks for sharing :o)

Jennifer said...

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this photo was the intro to the song "Cherry Lips" by the Robins!