As I mentioned previously, sometimes I see the most when I just stay still especially if within view there are several habitats intersecting. At our relatives’ cottage, the front deck is a perfect place to spend an hour to see a parade of interesting creatures going about their own activities. Here are some glimpses from a visit early in August.
It’s hard to see in a photo, but this White-breasted Nuthatch had found a moth on the trunk. It carried it up to a level part of the tree and then bashed it repeatedly before eating the body. I felt sorry for the moth but impressed with the Nuthatch.
Checking what else was down there, I spotted a White Admiral that was not in the more southerly pattern of a Red Spotted Purple.
Dragonflies, both large ones like this and smaller Meadowhawk-sized ones often perch to bask in the sunlight on the boards below the eaves. I’m not sure what kind this one is although it looked about the size of a Common Green Darner.
There are times when I toodle around in the canoe or hike around with the Deer Flies and I wonder why I don’t just stay on the deck instead. I carefully don’t notice that I’ve probably seen more from the deck than from anywhere else, in case I lose all incentive to move.
Do you have a favourite spot to watch the world go by? Please share your experiences with a comment.