Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mallard Family at Cooper Park

Mallard Duck family at Cooper Park on Sunday. One of the duckling stood up on the water and stretched his wings.

Mallard Family 2

and then settled back down among the ducklings.

Mallard Family 3

The ducklings followed mom a short distance.

Mallard Family 4

Mom turned and touched bills with one of the ducklings, then they all began feeding in a tight little group.


Monarch Butterfly with open wings.

Woodpecker Back Flip

Woodpecker taking off upside down.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing posed briefly for me.

Tiger Swallowtail 1

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail.

Tiger Swallowtail 2

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail with open wings.


Catbird waited patiently for us to leave his area. Is that nesting material in his bill?

Beaver 1

We spotted a baby beaver between the main damn and the den.

Beaver 2

He looked at me and then dove under.

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee on Purple Loosestrife, an invasive plant that has established itself in the wetland.