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

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9 thoughts on “Bugs, Beasts, and Birds

    • Tony, on second thought, I don’t think it is a Marbled Orb Weaver, after all. Since last evening I done research and looked at several dozen Marbled Orb Weavers. They all looked alike and they all had reddish legs. However, not one of them looked like my photograph. Could it be some kind of variant?

    • I done some researching and came up with zero also.
      Bob

      P.S. The web was strung between a couple of desert scrub.

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