When the little bluebird
Who has never said a word
Starts to sing Spring
When the little bluebell
At the bottom of the dell
Starts to ring Ding dong Ding dong...
It is nature that is all
Simply telling us to fall in love
And that's why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
-- Cole Porter
Ah, spring! While I don't have any images of bees doing "it" -- or educated fleas, for that matter -- I was able to capture a pair of crane flies and two red-shouldered hawks. The crane flies are out in droves here in Texas now, flying low to the ground near early spring wildflowers (you may need to enlarge this image to see both flies clearly). The photos of the hawks were taken in Florida in early March.
The flies were taking their time, but the hawk encounter was over in about 1 minute, 15 seconds.