While driving tractor, Jon has found many a bug-he said sometimes it is almost as if there are frogs leaping out of his way. He has mostly found praying mantis and rather huge crickets. He often catches them and they ride in the cab with him. He almost always brings them home in his lunch box.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
One of the most amazing creatures over here in the Eastern part of the state are the birds of prey. With harvest in full swing, you are able to see many different kinds out hunting. Earlier, Jon photographed a Kestrel, but I forgot to load that photo on. The ones below were not afraid of the tractor Jon was in and as you can see, he was able to get pretty close to them. Hawks and falcons are very hard to tell apart, especially when they are young. We think this may be an immature red tail, but are not positive.
Jon has had a great deal of fun watching these beautiful birds hunt each day. He has been especially impressed by their talons. In the photo of the bird on the fence post, you can see the birds legs and the immense feet. They are definitely a bird not to be trifled with!