July 2, 2020

During an early lunch walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt at the pond by the Stone House, I saw old favorites–such as three of the Hooded Merganser ducklings–and some new creatures.  First the familiar crew:

Hooded Merganser duckling with crawfish

Hooded Merganser duckling with crawfish

Hooded Merganser duckling

Juvenile Barn Swallows waiting to be fed

Juvenile Barn Swallows waiting to be fed

Double-crested Cormorant

Red-eared Slider

Mallard

Now for new creatures:

American Bullfrog

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Common Green Darners

Widow Skimmer

Blue-eyed Darner

Late this afternoon my better half and I walked the dog over near the Stone House.  We saw two of the Hooded Merganser ducklings hunting for crawfish in different areas of the pond.  Here’s one:

Hooded Merganser duckling resting

 

Not far away there was a Black-crowned Night Heron:

Black-crowned Night Heron

We saw a couple of Double-crested Cormorants sunning themselves.  Here’s one:

Double-crested Cormorant

 

Fewer dragonflies were out, but we saw a couple of these:

Variegated Meadowhawk