A hornet ready for take-off. Picture taken on a camp ground at the shores of Lake Ossiach, Austria, in 2010.
There was a whole nest in this tree, and while I was not fully comfortable taking that photo, fortunately the hornets didn't seem to care for my presence.
This is an American robin fledgling. I thought it had left the nest too soon, but its dad chased away cowbirds and other prey, and its mom fed it. That's their job during the delicate and vulnerable period after fledging.
I took the picture from inside, through a window, so as not to disturb the parents. It was in Central Massachusetts, USA, on June 4, ...