|This boat-tailed grackle is not singing. It is hot and trying to cool off. Birds cant sweat, so like dogs, they pant and open mouth breathe.|
But boat-tailed grackles do make some pretty trippy sounds!
|I like these birds a lot, the males are glossy and purple in the sun, female are a lovely warm rust to cinnamon brown. And they have beautiful long tails.|
|Then, I noticed things gathering and looking at me...|
|Another, from the grasses...|
What will they do?
Are they planning something?!
I usually don't think much of willets aside from being loud and flighty.
|As that thaught crossed my mind, in flew a bird to me. It landed a conservative distance away and just, if a willet could "chip," it made loud chips at me.|
|Look at those perfect shore bird feet! Partially webbed for perfectly plodding through a muddy habitat.|
|And then I found the bird I really wanted to see, a little blue heron!|
I enjoyed a nice look before a red-winged blackbird dive bombed it and chased it away.
|And here is a bearded robber fly. I only see them near the salt marshes. The look terrifying, but are only terrifying if you are another insect that they want to eat.|