Scenes from a picnic table

I had some time to kill, so I sat down at a table in the Corning Preserve and watched the natural world go by.

Young birds everywhere!

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“Are you sure you don’t have any stale bread?”

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Sturnus vulgaris, uncharacteristically sleek.

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Gray Catbird, featuring rufous underparts.

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Papa House Sparrow, another snappy dresser.

 

And on the table:

Tiny color-coordinated spider of the quickly-scurrying variety.

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The smallest imaginable leaf-hopper. Species unknown — I googled ‘leafhopper green curly tail’ unsuccessfully.

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And an amazing caterpillar, soon to grow up to be a White-marked Tussock Moth. Its head shone like a coral bead.

 

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Categories: Bird photos, insects, Usual suspects | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Scenes from a picnic table

  1. Betty frezon

    I loved your visit with nature. Keep us posted. Betty

  2. Great pictures Naomi.

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