A Magical Lunch

Today at lunch, I had the most incredible time. A 10-minute drive and short visit to Hills and Dales Metropark in Dayton resulted in some wonderful opportunities. I went the H&D to photograph dragonflies and damselflies around the pond - several damselflies were willing participants. Then the most beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk flew low in over the pond. After landing for a short stop at the picnic shelter, it quickly moved to a nearby limb - there it sat for 20+ minutes.   

Honeybee on Coneflower

Damselfly on Leaf

Close-up of Eastern Forktail Damselfly

Eastern Forktail Damselfly (the most common damsel in Ohio

Red-Tailed Hawk

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Red-Tailed Hawk