Saturday, May 30, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 30

Eastern Phoebe. This is a fledgling that just left the nest an hour or so earlier this morning. Notice the wisps of remaining downy nest feathers.

Eastern Phoebe. A view from the other side of the wooden beam.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Widow Skimmer

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern American Toad. This was a small, young frog!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 29

American Redstart

American Redstart

Willow Flycatcher

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Pearl Crescent

Four-spotted Skimmer

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 27

Downy Woodpecker

Black Locust. Very fragrant!

American Robin. This is a fledgling. Note the wisp of a remaining downy feather on the head.

Little Wood-Satyr. Love the blue dots!

White Admiral

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 26

Willow Flycatcher

Zooming out of the previous picture, the brown vegetation consists of dead grapes from May 23rd’s late season frost. Between a half and two-thirds of the park’s grape crop was destroyed by the cold. All the other fruit in the park, e.g., cherries, seems to have survived intact.

Indigo Bunting. This is a first year male.

Indigo Bunting

Spring Azure

Yellow Warbler

Eastern Bluebird

Indigo Bunting

White Admiral

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Herb Robert

American Redstart

American Redstart

Monday, May 25, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 25

Eastern Kingbird. No need to leave the parking lot for a picture!

Squawroot. Another protected plant in New York state.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • May 24

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Little Wood-Satyr (above), Indian Skipper (below)

Dame’s Rocket

Yellow Goatsbeard

Friday, May 22, 2015