Contemplating Spring to Summer

This spring I’ve been busy looking for pictures of Baltimore Orioles that would improve on what I’ve taken in the past. Not as easy as you might think as they spent a lot of time in the tops of trees.

While pursuing Orioles, sometimes you just get lucky and stumble upon a male and female Wood Duck as you paddle the shoreline of Griggs. Or maybe it’s a female Mallard with babies. Then there are the unbelievable things that you can’t or don’t get a picture of, like a Kingbird actually riding on the back of a Red Tailed Hawk as they fly over the reservoir.

The warblers slowly give way to dragonflies and damselflies as we head into June. Young plants, still perfect, create beautiful patterns as sunlight  plays on their leaves.

On the Scioto small mouth bass provide a welcome break from my Oriole quest.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

Beaver Lodge - Griggs

Beaver Lodge – Griggs

Baltimore Oriole - Griggs

Baltimore Oriole – Griggs

Baby Mallards - Griggs

Baby Mallards – Griggs

Wood Ducks - Griggs

Wood Ducks – Griggs

Song Sparrow - Prairie Oaks

Song Sparrow – Prairie Oaks

Smallmouth Bass - Below Griggs Dam

Smallmouth Bass – Scioto River

Rusty Snaketail - Prairie Oaks

Rusty Snaketail – Prairie Oaks

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks - Front Yard Feeder

Rose Breasted Grosbeaks – Front Yard Feeder

Landscape - Griggs

Landscape – Griggs

Lancet Clubtail (F) - Battelle Darby, Donna

Lancet Clubtail (F) – Battelle Darby, Donna

Eastern Forktail (F)

Eastern Forktail (F)

Ebony Jewelwing (M) Battelle Darby - Donna

Ebony Jewelwing (M) Battelle Darby – Donna

Designs 2 - Griggs

Designs 2 – Griggs

Designs 1 - Prairie Oaks

Designs 1 – Battelle Darby

Common Yellowthroat - Prairie Oaks

Common Yellowthroat – Prairie Oaks

Common Whitetail (M) Battelle Darby, Donna

Common Whitetail (M) Battelle Darby, Donna

Common Whitetail (F) Battelle Darby, Donna

Common Whitetail (F) Battelle Darby, Donna

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