I have two photos today for my wildlife theme…
The first was taking during an early morning run. As I trotted along I heard some robins chirping and squawking up a storm, and it usually means there’s a predator nearby. That’s when I spotted this fellow (erm…okay maybe it’s a female…no way of telling) up on the power lines. I stood right underneath him but he seemed unperturbed. Using my handy-dandy x10 optical zoom, I got a decent picture even in the bad light. Most likely it is a red-tailed hawk, since they are pretty numerous around here. You can’t see the red-tailness easily unless they are in flight.
The second photo was taken a few days later during the high heat and humidity of the late afternoon. I have been diligently watering my potted plants, and I guess this fellow (ok…..so maybe it’s female again!!) found the dampness to its liking. As I stepped on the front porch I was surprised to spot a toad resting in one of the pots! I misted him/her down with the hose a bit. Later, after it was dark, he/she had disappeared off into the shrubbery. I plan on making a toad abode out of one of my old clay pots so he/she has a nice place to rest during these hot months.
~Tooks in steamy Florida...I mean PA!