Friday, June 26, 2009

Camera Critters #64

Beetles...they would be a lot easier to identify if they were Beatles...but alas, John, Paul, George and Ringo are in a world of their own.

And so is this Pacific Northwest beetle. There were a lot of them in the area of the Dry Canyon Trail in Redmond, Oregon. Their golden yellow and black coloring standing out on the variety of plants they were investing. There are hundreds of different species in the High Desert. Some day I might be able to name down a name for this bug.

And then there are the birds of the High Desert. I know least I thought I did 8v) One day this gray flycatcher of some type lands near me, I take its photo thinking, Willow Flycatcher, only to find out it isn't what I thought it was...or is it?

The Tyrant Flycatcher family is my worst enemy when it comes to bird identification. Some day I might learn a way to tell one little gray bird from another, but for now, let's just call him a flycatcher.

I guess the best thing to say here is, Bear is good, but he isn't infallible.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!


Brooke said...

Great shots, both of them.

Juliana RW said...

Lovely shots

My entry this week, in HERE. I hope you have time to stop by as well. Thanks.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable pictures!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Camera Critters!
purrs and love
Luna(from Brazil)

Snap said...

Enjoyed both of these shots and the info. The contrast of the beetle on the flower is great. I'm a horrible indentifier of birds ... especially the gray ones. !!!

Ladynred said...

These are great finds! love the bird.

Karen said...

Great captures !!

Love the one of the bird ...grey on grey...

Tulip said...

beautiful shot and that lovely cute gray bird.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Wow such a pretty bird, looks like a flycatcher to me ...great photos on here...hope you had a lovely weekend.

Misty Dawn said...

That bird is gorgeous! I love beetles too.

"Bear is good, but he isn't infallible."... just remember YOU'RE the one who said that ;-) Just sayin'!