Readers’ wildlife photographs

Why Evolution Is True

This spot must be a favorite for birders, as the majority of what I get are pictures of living dinosaurs. Today’s photos are from one of our best bird photographers, the famous Stephen Barnard of Idaho.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis):

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 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis):

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And for those invertebrate lovers, here are three insect photos taken by reader Todd Fife of Kentucky. First, a tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) parasitized by an unknown species (perhaps a wasp? Readers can weigh in):

Parasitized tobacco hornworm

A spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata), described by Wikipedia as a “major agricultural pest”:

Spotted Cucumber Beetle

And a scary-looking larva of a squash lady beetle (Epilachna borealis), another agricultural pest:

squash lady beetle larva

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