My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #148. And I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'.
Here is Mrs. Cardinal taking to the air.
I'm raven about this crow. (Or the other way.) Unfortunately the sun was on the wrong side for great pixels, but the (big) bird was so focused that it let me get closer than they usually do.
This is Trichopoda pennipes:
The Carpenter Sisters:
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