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?

2 comments:

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!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2muYpOmsl0I