Alpine meadow and a life bird
A two hour train ride, a two hour hike a and up we were on an Alpine meadow 1700 meters above sea level (~5600 feet).
I had a great time looking for the bugs in the grass … Hover the mouse over the photo to see the names and click to enlarge.
A tiny bee on a heart-shaped flower:
A – what I call – techno bug (but really is a shield bug nymph) :
This beautiful caterpillar of a Spurge Hawk-moth (Hyles euphorbiae – Wolfsmilchschwärmer)
And my life bird of the day was a Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis – Habicht). I might have seen one before, but was never able to identify one. Here it is… far away.. but still