Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sunday wildlife

Birds get scarcer, or at least harder to see, hiding from the midsummer heat in Austin. But insects seem to thrive in the heat.

Here is a yellow-billed cuckoo, well camouflaged in the leaves of a hackberry tree near Onion Creek
Coccyzus americanus

And Sunday's insect, a dragonfly, is a male eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), resting on a horse path, also near Onion Creek
Erythemis simplicicollis

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