I went back and forth on what to post today, although there was never much doubt that it would be a dragon. I finally opted for this one because I like the perch, the frontal view, and the clean background - all without edits, thankfully. The dragon is a Black Saddlebags - my attempts to catch him in flight ended in failure. My second choice for today is this shot which is worth a look as I think you'll agree it's most unusual. Not one, not, two, but FOUR dragons.
The walk at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge this morning didn't disappoint. We had a nice showing of birds, loads of dragons and butterflies and even a huge Green Frog. Also an assortment of other interesting insects. My second ever sighting of one of the "hanging thief" Robber Flies can be seen HERE - devilishly handsome
I did something I almost never do yesterday - I posted something on FB about guns/gun control. I normally stay as far from divisive topics as possible on social media, but I really wanted to hear from some of my friends who own guns on the subject of acceptable forms of gun control. It ended up being an interesting conversation and only a minor verbal skirmish that resulted in two comments being deleted by me. The gun culture in my country is one that I don't fully understand. And the reluctance by some of our politicians to pass even minor gun control laws...well, that I understand - it's fueled by big bucks from the NRA. Still, one wonders where it all ends.
No big plans for the weekend although the weather looks conducive for hummingbird photos...just sayin'...