Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • June 14

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Eastern Bluebird

Deptford Pink

Gray Catbird

Common Yellowthroat

Eastern Phoebe

Yellow-billed Cuckoo. This has been the "it" bird of late in the park. This bird seems to be a summer resident along the creek, perhaps nesting there.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo. This bird is a shade larger than a Blue Jay. Key features are the larger white spots underneath its tail and the sunny yellow lower bill.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo. This is a very secretive bird, so this photo-op was rather remarkable for me.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Question Mark

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Monarch. The colors and conditions of the wings look fresh. This may be a brand new butterfly.

Monarch. Not only is the adult (butterfly) form here, but in the upper right is a Monarch caterpillar!


Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Barn Swallows. These are fledglings waiting patiently for the adult out hunting in the field to return and feed them.

Barn Swallow. These fledglings were not about to move. They were staying put, waiting for their food!

Barn Swallow Fledgling

Barn Swallow Fledgling

Cedar Waxwing