There were a lot of these Baskettails zooming over a dike between two ponds, presumably feeding.
This reed stalk was the highest vegetation around with the top coveted perch well above my head.
Backlit by the sun, you can see numerous tears in the wings.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 14, 2022
2 thoughts on “Common Baskettail Above My Head”
Very interesting photos, and so very detailed and clear. I was especially taken by the seed heads, and the way the feathery fronds dried into a twisted cord, like knitting yarn. They make a very secure shelter for the seeds.
Thank you, Sam, glad that you liked the images and that sturdy vegetation. Thanks for stopping by!