Bugs, Beasts, and Birds

Just a few tidbits from around the area.  We have spent a few hours trawling around the state park for some interesting photo ops.  The photos below show what I have come up with.  By the way, the photo of the spider needs identification.  If any of you can help me with this arachnid ID give me a holler.  I am not an expert on snakes either, but the nearest I can come to, is I believe it to be a Rat Snake.  Okay, so the snake isn’t a beast, but a reptile.  But it had a beastly expression on it’s face.  Besides, I needed a catchy title for this blog  🙂  Enjoy the pictures.  Click on any image to see an enlargement.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Unidentified Spider

Bullock's Oriole


Rat Snake


Golden-fronted Woodpecker