A summer tanager was first heard on April 18th, possibly slightly earlier. An indigo bunting was observed within the last few weeks after the 18th. Orioles have invaded for apparently no reason but still have not left.
Have not heard summer tanager. Last time heard probably early August.
What I think is a phoebe. Not sure if it is black or eastern, though...
The first and third are Mississippi kites. The mushroom is (probably) a green-spored parasol. At any rate, it's safest to assume it is, since it looks similar to an edible mushroom, but is poisonous. All the other flying birds are vultures. The pink bird is a female cardinal, and the little gray fledging thing is probably also a cardinal. The last three pictures are a goatweed leafwing, apparently. And the blue flower is a dayflower. And the fly is a fly. You aren't going insane; flies are still flies.
Swallowtails are abundant! Except... there's an imposter! The first butterfly, or the first three pictures, is a red-spotted admiral. The most likely subspecies is red-spotted purple.
The next four are of (obviously) an eastern tiger swallowtail.
The last (three pictures) is a pipevine swallowtail, the one I had mentioned a while ago.
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.