Yellow Goat's Beard (aka Meadow Salsify) with bees
Birds sighted: cedar waxwing, yellow warbler, tree sparrow, American kestrel, osprey, eastern kingbird, savannah sparrow, seaside sparrow, great blue heron, goldfinch, egret
Mammals: Cottontail rabbit
Amphibians: Painted turtle, green frogs, bull frogs
Summer has finally arrived in terms of sun, temperature, and humidity. I have discovered the ospreys at Burrage Pond have two offspring! And I saw the tiniest baby rabbit. It was no bigger than my hand (see below). I also had the dubious honor of watching a dragonfly catch a fly and then slowly start to eat it....head first. Ugh.
Baby cottontail rabbit. I love the little white mark on its head.
I was trying the photograph the osprey in flight. I got one almost acceptable shot. Then she returned to her nest. To my surprise two young ospreys popped up and stretched their wings. I wish I'd been positioned closer to the nest.