Curtis Warrenfeltz sent several photos of a pileated woodpecker feeding its babies in a tree hole at Stumpy Lake. Steve Daniel sent photos of the woodpecker, too.
Randa Gustard in Kempsville sent photos of a little male pine warbler feeding on mealworms from her hand. See it on my blog. See also Jonathan Snyder’s photo of an eastern kingbird perched among the pink-red berries of a serviceberry tree at Stumpy Lake and read Harvey Seargeant’s tale of freeing a squirrel in Portsmouth from a collar it had round its neck.
Carolyn Osmond sent a photo of a small bright red and black wheel bug nymph in her Windsor Woods yard. Wheel bugs are also called assassin bugs. Both the little nymph and its parents can pack a mean bite. On the other hand, wheel bugs are beneficial insects and are good for the garden. They won’t jump on you to bite, but don’t handle them.
Pam Monahan sent a very cute photo of a young rabbit standing straight up, almost as if on tiptoes, to reach a tasty leaf in Monahan’s West Neck yard. “I have always been curious about how those cute, adorable eastern cottontails can wreak havoc in the garden,” Monahan said. “I now know!”
Lorinda Vincent sent a close-up photo of two pretty yellow goldfinches at her feeder in her yard in the Stumpy Lake area.
Rose Hipple in Kempsville photographed a great crested flycatcher with an insect in its mouth. The territorial bird has been attacking his image in her window, thinking that he is fending off intruding males!
Mack Barefield sent several photos of bluebird parents feeding and coaxing their young from the birdhouse. “It is absolutely miraculous how all this new life unfolds in such a short time,” Barefield said.
Denise Maples in Kempsville also sent a stunning photo of a male hummer, its throat shimmering with color.
Steve Daniel photographed a diamondback terrapin at the water’s edge on the Chesapeake Bay beach 100 yards from the Lynnhaven Inlet. These critters occasionally roam from their river salt marsh habitat.
Wendy Romine photographed what she thinks is a muskrat. It has been going back and forth across their cove in the early morning and evenings and “drags greenery” along, most probably to build its den.
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