I came across this bull a while back on one of my walks. At that time, the area had not had rain for ages and the fields were dry and barren. I don’t know whether that was the cause for its demise or whether something else was happened. Either way, the cattle egrets weren’t too bothered, checking out the corpse for insects. The bull was gone the next day, and not because it got better.
The humpback whales are back in force as we approach the middle of the whale watching season. I’ve been seeing them regularly on my walks along the coast. These two adults were making their way westward in no particular hurry.
I saw this mourning gecko on the lanai tiles of my neighbor’s now empty house. Mourning geckos are mostly nocturnal, but are sometimes seen during the day, though usually not in such an exposed location. This one is a female. I say that with some confidence because almost all mourning geckos are females. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, which is where an egg or sperm doesn’t have to combine with another egg or sperm for an embryo to develop.
Posted for Bushboy’s Last on the Card photo challenge. See more responses here.
Many of the moths I see look like they’ve been in the wars, but this Achaea Janata moth was in excellent condition. It has some quite nice markings, but refused to spread its wings to reveal the striking black and white patterns below.
A few days ago, we had another unstable weather system pass over this part of the island, dumping rain, flashing lightening, and rattling the house with one roll of thunder after another. I snuck outside in my ongoing attempts to capture heavy rainfall without ending up drenched in the process. As usual the results were mixed on both counts!
This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Seeking Light.’ See more responses here.
This seedling is coming up where some tomato seeds were planted, so it could be one of them or something else that’s volunteered there. We’ll find out in due course. Either way, the seedling is reaching up to the light to boost its growth.