Thursday, June 30, 2016

One Big Moth! • June 30


Northern Pearly-eye

Green Frog

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Towhee juvenile

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Luna Moth

Luna Moth closeup of antennae

Luna Moth closeup of eyespot on wing

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meal for a Mink • June 29


Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Butter-and-eggs

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Brown Thrasher

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

American Mink with a (big!) crayfish. The meal was delivered to its den where several young hungry minks eagerly took the meal back into the den. The adult returned to hunting. (See below.)

American Mink

American Mink

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Deepens • June 28


Banded Hairstreak

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

Monday, June 27, 2016

Butterflies and a Moth • June 27


Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Moth Mullein

Summer Butterflies • June 26


Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Towhee

Common Wood-Nymph

Orange and Blue • June 25


Butterfly-weed. A protected plant in New York State.

Great Blue Heron

Friday, June 24, 2016

Settling Into Summer • June 24


Little Wood-Satyr

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Yellow Warbler

Great Spangled Fritillary

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Cottontail

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Flurry of Fledglings • June 23


Eastern Phoebe. One side of the nest ...

Eastern Phoebe. The other side of the nest.

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

American Robin fledgling

Female Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Male Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Baltimore Oriole. This adult was in hypervigilent mode because ...

Baltimore Oriole fledgling. Possibly left the nest earlier in the morning. Note how short the tail is! One of many oriole fledglings in the area.

First summer male American Redstart