Send in your good nature photos, please!
Today we have some nice photos from Idaho taken by Stephen Barnard; I’ve indented his commentary:
A rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) taking an unidentified insect.
A mahogany dun mayfly— last mayfly to hatch here in the fall. Common named: could be any of several species and even genera.
Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus).
Another photo of the same Great Horned Owl, warming up in the early morning sun.
Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus)gather into large flocks before migration. They like to feed on the leftovers in the barley fields.
A bull elk (Cervus canadensis), part of a large herd with several “trophy” bulls.