Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Corralitas Drive: Wildlife Seek Relief From The Heat In Neighbor's Kitchen

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 3, 2011.  A large hummingbird was trapped in a neighbor's kitchen.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

After shooting a few photos, I carefully caught the tired and beat up hummingbird in a dish towel and set it free outside.  For a few minutes, it followed me around the yard, chirping, then took off.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 3, 2011.  A few hours later, a metallic green June Bug (about 1 1/2" long) paid a visit.  There seem to be a few large green scarab-type beetles on Bug Guide, so I can't verify this ID.  It was not as lucky as the other visitors to the kitchen.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 4, 2011.  A Gulf Fritillary Butterfly managed to safely escape aided by the neighbor whose kitchen has become very popular this week.  See more images of Gulf Fritillaries on