Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pecking Order

My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#370). Here's a Blue Dasher:

I'll run out of tiny toad pics someday. But today is not that day!

The pecking order at the seed platter is Nutkin, Chippie, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Sparrows. In fact the other day there were four Blue Jays lined up on the "landing branch" watching Chippie, who is much smaller than any of them. But Chippie has to take a back seat when Nutkin shows up.

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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love dragonflies

TexWisGirl said...

adorable toad.

Sharon Wagner said...

Look at that little guy. Cute.

Cloudia said...

Always a pleasure being with you and your friends

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh.... Love the toad... Removing all the plants we had to cleared out some of the toads... Sigh... Michelle

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Great pictures, as always. I like blonde-tailed Nutkin... it's the Billy Idol of squirrels.

Helma said...

Amazing pictures :-)
Especially the small ground squirrel is great to see :-))))
A small pass and a beautiful lakeside dragonfly man.
What is the nature yet also beautiful :-)