A drive after the rain…

Went looking for Dragonflies and Butterflies after the rain, but they were still inactive in the wet fields… So I drove down Inwood and saw the Dickcissel on the wire, then I took a quick run to the fields behind Bradbury Estates and saw plenty of Grasshopper Sparrows around… It will be sad when they develop this field one day… such an awesome place for sparrows..

Dickcissel at sunset

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

The doldrums of summer

Birding slows way down in the summer… Not that there isn’t good stuff to see, but I relax for a couple of months waiting on fall migration… I have been having a good time over the last couple of years photographing butterflies and dragonflies… its keeps me busy and I love the challange… I visited Jeff Swider’s home yesterday and was photographing dragonflies in his pond… There were a few butterflies around also… The Kestrels have fledged, but I got a nice shot of the female hanging out in the top of one of the pines..

American Kestrel

Blue Damselfly