Monday, June 29, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 29

Willow Flycatcher

Cedar Waxwing

Eastern Bluebird

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Black Cohosh

Friday, June 26, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 26

Indigo Bunting. A young male that was probably born last year.

Indigo Bunting

Northern Flicker

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 25

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Spreading Dogbane

Little Wood-Satyr

Widow Skimmer. Just like on the cover of Dragonflies through Binoculars!

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Cedar Waxwing with nesting material

Common Wood-Nymph

Canada Goose

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 23

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Butterfly-weed

Great Crested Flycatcher

Monday, June 22, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 22

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, recently fledged juvenile. You can just see the remains of the yellow gape at the corner of the bill.

Wood Thrush

Indigo Bunting

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Towhee, female

Eastern Towhee, female

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Oatka Creek Park • June 21

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Towhee, female, preening (hence the ruffled appearance)

Eastern Towhee, female, preening (hence the ruffled appearance)

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron