The Current Normal – Predator or Prey

The dragonflies had finally arrived in our yard and were busy sunning themselves and feasting on mosquitoes. Unbeknownst to them, mother blue jays are busy gathering tasty tidbits for their newly fledged, but clumsy babes to snack on. I wonder what the odds for survival are.

Predator or Prey?

Dragonflies flying

while Blue Jay Mom’s hunt for food.

Predator or Prey?

These photos were taken July 27, 2020.

resting on my pole bean leaf – something is eating my beans this year
sunning on a beetroot leaf
newly fledged, but non flying baby blue jay – over there Mom, I see one, no two, no three
No helicopter landing pad required
perching on the end of a pruned tomato stem – my tomatoes were out of control and were 5 feet tall, before I cut them back
the bees were slow in arriving this year, but as you can see, I finally had tomatoes on the vine
this guy really did not want to move
I only saw one dragonfly that was not yellow

15 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Predator or Prey

    1. Our dragonflies have long gone, although I did spot an old one huddling on my stucco this morning, trying to find some warmth. The jays are still around here, eating the acorns off my Burr Oak tree and chasing the crows and squirrels. Fall is here. Thanks for reading and commenting Lynette. Allan

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    1. Here is another horrible question. Is Covid the virus or are humans the virus? Who would blame Earth for using Covid as a vaccine to battle the human invaders? It is a relevant question, I think, given what humans are doing to the Earth. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. I love dragonflies; they are amazing creatures. Last week we went on a day trip to County Mayo and visited one of Ireland’s national parks where we had a chance to see many of them. It was fascinating to watch the little dragonflies. Thanks for sharing such beautiful images and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Dragonflies are a marvel of engineering, the perfect flying machine. It took them a while to get into my yard, but we were constantly being buzzed by them as we rode our bikes out in the country. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Allan

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