My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#371).
North-side Chippie and South-side Chippie had a battle over the seed plate one morning. Three separate bouts (in a few seconds). I tried to get a pic of the battling fuzzballs, but they were too quick. This is the only pic I got (from the 2nd floor) that included both of them.
North-side Chippie conceded the dish and had to wait on the perching branch, as modeled by Nutkin here:
Here's an Ashburn bumblebee. If you click for a larger pic, you'll see a bee face full of pollen.
This is a gray tree frog. It sometimes hangs out in my sister's compost bin, which is cool, moist, and has lots of bugs.
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