My very first post about a bird: summer tanagers. Well, I got a picture of a juvenile, and I figured out that the females are not green. On scarlet tanagers I do still think they are.
So, they're really more of a pale orange or yellow sort of color, and the juveniles I guess tend to have red tints here and there, foreshadowing their days of glorious redness. For example, this juvenile down here. Do you see his red above his eyes? A little bit of red-orange in his feathers?
I have no pictures of the females. Only this juvenile, which was mistaken for a female goldfinch. But it was not. I'm pretty sure I've seen some with Terrence, though. Emily reports that Norman found himself one, too.
The yellow passionflower is back! I missed it last time, somehow. Blame the donkeys. It's a baby, and has no flowers. Maybe it will! Last year I observed it, and I think passionflowers are supposed to bloom on their second year. That may have just been the purple passionflower, though.
Don't be tricked, though. The yellow passionflower looks quite like a relative of a saw green-brier. But I have risked fingers to make sure that it had no thorns. There are no thorns. I say saw green-brier because I've never seen another type.
Also, someone else has confirmed it as a yellow passionflower, so pretty sure, now.
Goodbye. No more Turkish for now. Don't eat children. It's wrong.
Those were not Carolina horsenettles, but I am not sure what they are.
It may not have been a green damselfly, but there are actually green damselflies. I saw one, again, maybe. It was definitely green. Probably some type of forktail. I shall have to get a picture.
And also, the blue kinds of damselflies are many; too many. Not sure if all the ones seen around here are common bluets...
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.