Butterflies

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Frogs

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Dragonfly

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Raptor City Ohio July 302

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Birds from last year

This amazing colored bird was spotted on one of our fishing trips on top of the fishing line waste container

This amazing colored bird was spotted on one of our fishing trips on top of the fishing line waste container

I was trying to catch this guy on our feeder when he suddenly took flight

I was trying to catch this guy on our feeder when he suddenly took flight

We weren't sure if he was just rustling his feathers or doing a mating dance

We weren’t sure if he was just rustling his feathers or doing a mating dance

This heron was checking us out while we were kayaking, I think he was just stalking our fish

This heron was checking us out while we were kayaking, I think he was just stalking our fish

This is an amazing shot my other half capture of one of our hummingbirds

This is an amazing shot my other half capture of one of our hummingbirds

This was one beautiful finch

This was one beautiful finch

The pair were not afraid of us at all.

The pair were not afraid of us at all.

He was watching me closely

He was watching me closely

I love our hummingbirds

I love our hummingbirds

Pausing to take a drink

Pausing to take a drink

I still struggle to capture them when they take off

I still struggle to capture them when they take off

She was so beautiful, but even in the kayak she wouldn't let me get to close

She was so beautiful, but even in the kayak she wouldn’t let me get to close

She did stick close, another fish stealer

She did stick close, another fish stealer

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Nutty adventures

He thought he was being sneaky peaking under the leaves at me

He thought he was being sneaky peaking under the leaves at me

After a few moments he realized I wasn't going to harm him and he slid down further

After a few moments he realized I wasn’t going to harm him and he slid down further

Snoozing up high on a branch

Snoozing up high on a branch

Having a snack in our backyard

Having a snack in our backyard

The way they balance is always amazing to me

The way they balance is always amazing to me

Their playfulness and expressions are always comical

Their playfulness and expressions are always comical

Another snack found in the yard

Another snack found in the yard

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Turtle fun

This big guy was checking me out while I was floating in my kayak

This big guy was checking me out while I was floating in my kayak

His colors were so striking

His colors were so striking

There are so many when we are out fishing

There are so many when we are out fishing

I actually didn't realize this guy was doing a balancing act until I saw the picture

I actually didn’t realize this guy was doing a balancing act until I saw the picture

It isn't a 3 legged turtle, he just had it tucked up in his shell

It isn’t a 3 legged turtle, he just had it tucked up in his shell

Many logs have 3 of them

Many logs have 3 of them

Moss-like slime covered his shell

Moss-like slime covered his shell

These tiny guys were different from the painted ones we normally see

These tiny guys were different from the painted ones we normally see

This little guy kept peaking at me over the log.  His head was maybe the size of a nickle!!

This little guy kept peaking at me over the log. His head was maybe the size of a nickle!!

His head and face were so striking compared to his muddy shell

His head and face were so striking compared to his muddy shell

This big guy got my attention just as I was getting ready to get out of the kayak

This big guy got my attention just as I was getting ready to get out of the kayak

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