Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 24

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Field Sparrow

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

White-tailed Deer

Indigo Bunting. The male is engaging in a bombastic distraction display so that his fledglings can escape to hiding. I was just walking along the trail, minding my own business, when this pandemonium broke out!

Indigo Bunting. The female is giving me the eye and was engaging in her own distraction to protect her fledglings.

Indigo Bunting. The male watches from the shadows as I leave the area.

Butterfly-weed

Eastern Towhee, female. I have seen more female towhees this season than I have in the last five years combined. Sometimes it just goes that way.

Eastern Towhee, female