Creatures of the land, air and water...

June 25, 2012

While in Memphis, we also spent a morning at

Shelby Farms

and this satisfied all of us…it had a playground for KTB, a running track for Rani and A, and a nice woodsy area for me, with a stretch of water as well.

As I went along, I got this


with both its dorsal view:

red admiral dorsal

And its ventral view, which is just as beautiful: red admiral ventral  sunset memphis 180612 After seeing something that used the air to move, I looked at these BLUE-WINGED TEALS on the water: blue-winged teal  sunset memphis 180612 And, on the shore, some MALLARD females sat comfortably: mallard femls  sunset memphis 180612 I was arrested by the ROMAN TUFTED DUCK couple: 3 roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612 Can you imagine, being in America, sitting in the named-after-Egypt city of Memphis, and looking at a Roman duck! 4 roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612

Quite a regal presence,and with that appearance, I’d personally call it a Brahminy Duck!

cls up roman tufted duck  sunset memphis 180612

I also was able to capture this


meadow vole  sunset memphis 180612

Here it is, eating:

Let me close with some beautiful flowers, can someone tell me its name?

red n ylw flowers  sunset memphis 180612