Saturday, August 30, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • August 30

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Red Squirrel

Goldenrod

Cedar Waxwing

Great Blue Heron

Belted Kingfisher

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • August 28

Monarch caterpillar

Jewelweed

Jewelweed

Northern Mockingbird. "Crossbill"! (That's my name for this individual bird.) I have been following Crossbill in Oatka for a couple of years now. He is a usual winter resident, but moves elsewhere during the summer (or, at least, I don't find him them). 

Northern Mockingbird. Here it is easier to see where Crossbill gets his name. His continued healthy existence over the years indicates his bill shape presents no problem.

Black-throated Blue Warbler. My first picture of a fall migration warbler! He was hiding in the shadows, producing drab colors in the picture. He was more colorful in person!

Pale Touch-me-not

Cedar Waxwing

Monarch on a Green-headed Coneflower

Monarch on a Green-headed Coneflower

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • August 26

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Indigo Bunting

Turkey Vulture

Goldenrod

Eastern Phoebe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • August 25

Monarch caterpillar hiding underneath a leaf.

Monarch caterpillar

Common Ringlet

Field of Goldenrods

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • August 24

Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk

Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk

Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk

Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk

Jewelweed

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Osprey

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge • August 22

Juvenile Common Moorhen

Pied-billed Grebe

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Lesser Yellowlegs

Juvenile Great Blue Heron

Juvenile Mallards

Rose Mallow

Juvenile Common Moorhens

Rose Mallow

Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe

Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe

Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe

American Coot

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Juvenile Marsh Wren

Juvenile Marsh Wren

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Juvenile Wood Duck