We have some diverse material today, but it’s nice. First up comes from reader Marilee, who sent these lovely flower with the caption, “Independence Day on a Maine island. Iris versicolor by the thousands.”
And an accompanying video, with the description “This few-second video is on the same Maine island of the Iris I photo I sent a few minutes ago. Not as many Iris in this picture, but you can hear the herring gulls on the island.”
From the wilds of Montreal (Brossard, to be exact), Anne-Marie Cournoyer sends this resplendent red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):
And Diana MacPherson from Ontario has some lovely photographs of American red squirrels, as well as a video. Her notes and captions are indented.
Here are some cute Red Squirrel Pictures and also a bonus video I took tonight of one of the formally juvenile red squirrels eating seeds on the deck. I thought he looked cute the way he eats the sunflower seeds. Pardon my moving video. I was using my 300 mm prime lens at dusk so that meant I couldn’t shoot very fast AND I was hand holding it.
American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Has a Secret:
American Red Squirrel Pauses Before Leap:
American Red Squirrel Poses on Deck:
American Red Squirrel Smiling:
The video (the squirrel seems to take about one second to open each seed):