Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ashburn, Virginia Critters

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #135. This Ashburn Bambi is less than a 100 yards from where I took videos of one who kept on eating while I was just ten feet away. (But this one didn't let me get close, i.e. behaved typically.)

This is probably a Familiar Bluet (other possibilities here):

My sister uses this dish to give the birds water:

The other night was so hot, this toad decided to take a dip and stayed there.

By the way, I uploaded the 4th video from that set I mentioned. Except it's the 1st because I uploaded them in reverse order. So I renamed them. You can see Bambi doesn't mind poison ivy one little bit.

I'm also linking to Anni's I'd-Rather-B-Birdin'. I've been trying to get some birdie pics these past few days, but no luck. So here are some older ones I haven't used before.


Amelia says Hello!

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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20 comments:

your sister said...

Amelia is very pretty. Love that toad.

TexWisGirl said...

i agree with your sis on amelia. :) i have a pan of water on my side deck that deflects the heat from the dryer vent and catches the lint that flies out. the toads use it every night as their own spa. :)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Beautiful images but I must say I'm smitten by Amelia :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I haven't snatched a shot of a dear in ages.

Hugs to Amelia

Linda said...

I like the idea of the toad staying cool in the water dish.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, but I love the Toad.

Anni said...

The deer...wow!!!
And the toad...cute!!
No matter if you use photos shared before, it's always good to see. This isn't a good season for birding anyway...not much activity other than the parents trying to raise young....those monstrous appetites keep them distant from our lenses.

Thank you for sharing these amazing images with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!! You're always appreciated!

Phil Slade said...

Too bad the birds don't always oblige. I know the feeling. Thank goodness for my archive pics. Your'pecker is rather nice though.

Ela said...

Oh, Amelia is so pretty !!
Greetings

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cutie Amelia! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Michelle said...

I like that sweet dragonfly and sweet Amelia!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I saw my first damselflies of the season today. They are very mellow insects, they often land on people, which I love. Damselflies can piggy-back on me any day.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the deer, the dragonfly, the path and beautiful dog.
Best regards, Irma

Rajesh said...

Beautiful critters.

Marie C said...

Great post! Lots of great critters...including the dog!

jandi said...

Lovely series! I enjoyed each and every one! Have a beautiful week!

NatureFootstep said...

wonerful set of critters :)

Debbie said...

beautiful...we are on the same critter page today!!!!

Nancy Chan said...

Cute critters.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Amelia is a sweetie. Love the toad shot and the deer. Great video and photos. Sorry, I am late visiting and commenting. I am still catching up after being away. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and week ahead!