I don’t know if the katydid was eating the Water Lily petals or was looking for the bug that did. Leaves and grass are their primary food source, but they will eat small bugs.
I didn’t realize this was the same flower a half hour later when I passed back by with the same attraction for it. The katydid had moved down to the lower petals with his knees showing, just left of center.
Ted and I took a stupendous boat tour at Okefenokee Swamp a few days ago.
This Red-shouldered Hawk was the first bird of the day, shortly after sun rise.
He looks a little tattered, but he had no trouble with his flight skills.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida line in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness.