Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • August 25

Eastern Wood-Pewee. It was another quiet late summer morning along the creek today. It was already quite hot by 9 AM and most birds were already in hiding from the heat. Pewees do not seem to be as affected by the heat, though. Perhaps this is because they generally stick to the heavier wooded areas.

Belted Kingfisher. The kingfishers were in typical form this morning, tearing up and down the creek, raising persistent alarm calls as they went.

White Admiral. This butterfly was certainly keeping an eye on me, as you can see!

Red Admiral. I chose to expose this picture to bring out the details of the underside of the wings. The butterfly seems to be feeding on minerals, e.g., salts, from the ground.