Sunday, March 25, 2007

Last post the birds...

Today the bees!

But first, I must make a correction on the name of the bird I wrote about in my last post. It is correctly a "Chukar". A couple of different pairs seem to be searching out nesting places and we did a little research. In that research, we found the correct name. These particular partridges are actually natives of the Middle East and in fact are the National bird of Pakistan!

Now, on to the bees.. I was actually taking some pictures of the gorgeous crocuses in our yard that have just popped up in the past couple of days and a little visitor showed up. What a great chance to do some macro shots...

Here she (it would be a "she", right?) is checking out the area.
Lots of pollen available here, which one shall I choose??
You may be able to see the blur of her little wings beating like crazy.

Seems to have found a promising candidate.

Look at her little "butt" covered with golden treasure.
Mission accomplished, really!

Ah, Spring....

1 comment:

Zonnestraaltje said...

Stunning photos, Maryanne! Love that bee butt!!