Friday, July 25, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • July 25

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Monarch (female)

Monarch (male). The colors on this butterfly looked so fresh and new that I believe it to be fresh from the cocoon and drying out.

Monarch caterpillar. This was a tiny caterpillar that was smaller than my thumbnail. Third instar, perhaps. (Monarch caterpillars will go through four instars before pupating.)

Monarch caterpillar. Chowing down on the milkweed leaf!

Northern Pearly-eye

Song Sparrow. I believe this is a juvenile.

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird