Monday, September 21, 2009

The Nature of MBS...

This Caspian Tern, the mascot of the Midwest Birding Symposium, was zooming along the Lake Erie shore.

I can't believe it's over. What a great event we had...outstanding speakers and over 800 bird-brained folks wandering around! I'll have to post the faces of MBS when we get back home, and to reality...ick.

In the meantime, here's a few of my favorite non-human photos from this weekend. We are so lucky to live in an area with such a diversity of wildlife to view, and even a few birds now and then!
A Cabbage White Butterfly lookin' good.

Here's a Blue-headed Vireo sitting still for almost two seconds!
Boing...and he's gone again...

I forgot my dragonfly book again...duh.

Who's the cute little Muskrat?
He was busy chowing down and didn't care that we were watching him.

"Yeah, so like I was sayin'...along comes this spider and sits down beside her..."
Grasshoppers like to tell stories, really, listen someday.

Peek-a-boo! I think I see a Swainson's Thrush hiding in there!

I apologize for any arachnophobics out there, but this funnel spider was cool to watch going in and out of his sticky web.

Yep, the Bowfin fish still hasn't moved...I don't think he's feeling well...

Isn't he a cutie!
The Doodles says he's a Philadelphia Vireo because he's cuter than the Red-eyed Vireo. And that's how we ID birds around here...
very technical...

You have to have a 'Bird from Behind' before I go!


  1. Hi Dave,
    Yes we are simply lucky to live on a living planet! Wow wow wow, the shot of the Philadelphia vireo is fantastic, you got him more than well!
    I love your fish picture too, but I guess he decided to stay in the wrong environmen for him :-)

  2. That was a fun post! what great fun u all had!
    I am having great fun reading all about it!