Look at these cheeky things! There's three of them on top of the feeder!
This was the biggest. His tale goes up and over the top, so you can see how long it is.
Caught in the act! Much good clearing the leaves and undergrowth did. This was 8:00 last night. I made a change in the seed today so we will have to see if they return. I'm not about to feed the whole neighborhood.
I'm not really into butterflies but MOTH drew my attention to this one. I was able to take quite a few photos and also track down its identity.
It is a Gulf Fritillary, and those large white blobs underneath are actually metallic silver. Quite spectacular.
I'm not sure if I like to be too close to butterflies. They are very beautiful to look at, but I don't want them flying around me. You could never get me into those large netted butterfly houses at the zoo.
The hawk was flying around today in ever narrowing circles over the house. I was watching from an upstairs window and it was quite interesting to see his ominous shadow gliding across the roof of the garage. I don't think he visited the bird feeding area.
I don't know if the tree rats were back again tonight. We were out visiting friends and the rats tend to come early in the evening. Probably get too stuffed to stay any longer!!