Carolina Pictures

Below are some of the critters I have run across in my new home. The critters are nothing special, but they are all small and don't sit still. These pictures are taken with my Sigma 70-300 or Sigma 105mm Macro lens on my Nikon D5300. Enjoy!

Male Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly (Reynolda Gardens)
Male Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly

Sachem Skipper (Bethabra Park)
Sachem Skipper

Cabbage White (Bethabra Park)
Cabbage White

Colorado Potato Beetle (Bethabra Park)
Colorado Potato Beetle

Curled Snout on an Orange Sulphur (Cabarrus Co.)
Curled Snout on an Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail (Cabarrus Co.)
Black Swallowtail

A Sleepy Orange (Cabarrus Co.)
Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary (Cabarrus Co.)
Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary (Cabarrus Co.)
Variegated Fritillary

Mockingbird (Bethabra Park)

Redtailed Hawk (Bethabra)
Red Tailed Hawk

Putnam Jumping Spider
Red Tailed Hawk

Sandhill Crane (Forsyth Co.)
Sandhill Crane

During the winter of 2016, a rare visitor made an appearance here in Forsyth County. A Sandhill Crand has taken up residence at the local landfill. Obviously, such a rare bird has generated a lot of interenst in the birding community. After several attempts, I was finally able to get this decent picture of our visitor.

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