July 2017

Coded locations in Louisiana for the following photos may be found on each photo under the date.

BC=Bonnet Carre Spillway
MET=Metairie, LA

1
Black-necked Stilt and chicks

2
Black-necked Stilt chick

3
Black-necked Stilt chick

4
Black-necked Stilt and chicks

5
Black-necked Stilt chicks

6
Black-necked Stilt chick

7
Black-necked Stilt chick

8
Black-necked Stilt and chick

9
Immature Roseate Spoonbill

10
Female Red-winged Blackbird

11
Roseate Spoonbill

12
Male Red-winged Blackbird

13
Black-necked Stilt attacking a Great Egret   (194 yards)
(most likely there are stilt chicks nearby)

14
Black-necked Stilt attacking a Great Egret   (194 yards)

15
Tricolored Heron

16
Cattle Egret

17
Cattle Egret
18
Painted Bunting artisified
19
Common Moorhen

20
Immature Blue Jay

21
Great Crested Flycatcher

22
Giant Swallowtail

23
Long-tailed Skipper

24
Honeybee about to take off

25
Female Eastern Pondhawk

26
Unknown ant (~1/4" long) with larval prey

27
Greenhouse Frog

28
Downy Woodpecker

29
Green Anole

30
Unknown ant

31
Unknown ant

32
Young Wolf Spider

33
Long-legged Fly
34
Pill Bug
(this is not an insect but a terrestrial crustacean related to shrimp and crawfish)

35
Paper Wasp

36
Blue Jay

37
Northern Mockingbird

38
Male Blue Dasher oblesking
( pointing his abdomen toward the sun thought to reduce  exposure to the sun during hot weather)

39
Little Blue Heron


40
Tricolored Herons (adult and rusty-colored immature)

41
Immature Tricolored Heron trying to scare up fish

42
Immature Tricolored Heron trying to scare up fish

43
Immature Tricolored Heron

44
Adult Tricolored Heron

45
Tricolored Heron

46
Tricolored Heron

47
Tricolored Heron

48
Tricolored Heron

49
Tricolored Heron

50
Tricolored Heron

51
Male Needham's Skimmer

52
Female Needham's Skimmer
    To view two montages of most of these photos please click
HERE
and find Panels
10 and 11.