It's rare for me to see a hawk at (or below) eye level and have such a good look at it! I am always in awe of birds of prey. Love seeing all their features up close! Just look at those talons!
This afternoon, I walked at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southboro, hoping for some butterflies. Well, I was not disappointed! I saw my FOY Baltimore Checkerspots (2), and one of them even posed for a picture right at the side of the trail! Fun!
The meadows were in their full glory, and it was nice to be out walking again even with the humid 88 degree temperature!
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Widow Skimmer (female)
This is such a gorgeous dragonfly. It was perched on a piece of grass that was blowing crazily in the wind. It was challenging to get a photo, or at least one that was mostly in focus!