Giant (yellow headed) Ichneumon wasp - Megarhyssa atrata - Female. This huge wasp, 6inch+ body, is drilling to deposit her eggs in a live grub or larva in the tree. The eggs hatch and their wasp larva eat the host insect in the tree for the nutrients before they chew their way out of the tree. The female's Ovipositor or tail →
The killdeer, (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover, this one was in Antigonish Nova Scotia.
shot at Antigonish N.S. Canada