Saturday, August 24, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • May 22

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. You can see its long tongue probing the mud for minerals and other nutrients.

Spring Vetch

Dame's Rocket

Great Blue Heron

Yellow-throated Vireo. Though these birds nest in the park, they are tough to see because they hang out in the upper tree canopy. This was the best look I can recall ever getting of one.

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Spotted Sandpiper

Eastern Bluebird. This is the mother ...

Eastern Bluebird. And this is the offspring ...

Eastern Bluebird. And this is the father! The three were traveling as a tight knit group. The young bird may have fledged (left the nest) within 24 hours of the picture being taken.