Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker keeping warm by fluffing his feathers.
Now you don’t!
I was trailing a lovely Monarch flitting from milkweed to milkweed and feeling bad that she was not finding food. She was very busy inspecting each one and gave me a wonderful photoshoot.
About the time I was thinking “poor thing, wonder what’s up” I caught this moment and it dawned on me…
What a privilege – my first butterfly birth! And the single egg was so very delicate and vulnerable looking.
She looked at me – I have no idea what she was thinking, but I was was feeling a bit of awe.