Milkweed beetle of some sort?
Wow! Beautiful shots! I've only seen them doing their "blend in with the reeds" act, if I see them at all.
Try a Spider Holster. I love mine & wish I had gotten 1 long ago. Sure has helped with my back issues when carrying a camera. You may not want to go back to anything else. ;-)https://spiderholster.com/spiderpro/
Beautiful shots. I believe that is a Red- shouldered Hawk though, not a Red-tail.
What an awesome sequence! Great timing & beautiful captures!
Our dog scratches all over himself due to seasonal allergies. We use Apoquel, a prescription pill from our vet. Though it is not cheap, it works really well.
Come on children! Now play nice!
I am amazed at how much better my nite vision is since my cataract surgery. The surgery is inevitable so get it done so you can see better now! It is the simplest surgery I have ever had & I have had many. Like they say, it's not if but when for cataracts.
I have found the polarized Duco brand glasses help. The cheap ones don't do anything but turn everything yellow. I have both gray for sun & yellow for nite. I don't think there are any glasses that work at nite. I have found them very useful for low lite situations like dawn & dusk or those gray rainy or winter days when the regular sunglasses are just too dark.
You don't give a location which would be helpful. My 1st guess is wolf.
I have heard it said that the only thing "golden" about the "golden years" is your urine.
There are lots of add-ons you can get for carrying "stuff". Things like racks, panniers, side pouches for your seat. Just Google it. I'm sure you will find something that will work. Have fun!
Is that an ICE Trike? I love mine! Great for birding. I can stop when I hear something & just sit there in my easy chair with footrests & wait till they come closer.