Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sachems continue 26, 27, 28 Oct 10

With the continuation of warm weather the Sachems are still active. Pictures 2, 3 are a male (doral, ventral) on the Montauk Daisy on Trumbull St. The first photo is an immature Horned Lark at the Francis Street spit at Milford Point on the very warm 28 Oct., when there were 350 Dunlin present at high tide along with one Semipalmated Sandpiper, 11 Black-bellied Plovers and 100 Sanderlings.) Pictures 4, 5, and 6 are from the 27th (male, female, female). On Tuesday, 26 Oct, 7 were nectaring on the Salvia and Montauk Daisy in a garden on Trumbull Avenue. On the 25th we found at least 4 at Stratford Point. Photo 8 is of a male and female (both dorsal) at the Trumbull Avenue garden on the 26th. (female is on top). The 7th photo of a single female (ventral) is from the same garden three days ago.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sachems persisting 19 Oct 10

The Sachems are persisting. Saw at least 5 this morning (19 Oct 10) around the house. Here are three images of Sachems: picture one, a pair of Sachems; pictures two and three, nectaring on the Montauk Daisy(Nipponanthemius nippmicum).

Monday, October 18, 2010

American Snout Milford Pt 18 Oct 10

Today, Monday, 10 Oct 10, an American Snout was at the butterfly garden at the Ct Audubon Coastal Center, nectaring on Montaug Daisy (Nipponanthemium nipponicum) along with Monarchs and american Ladies. A few views of the Snout:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Milford Pt after storm: Least SP, Horned Larks

After the long storm, we checked Milford Pt today at afternoon high tide. Abut 25 Black-bellied Plovers, a few Dunlin, Sanderlings, and American Oystercatchers. A Peregrine overhead. Quite a few sparrows behaving like sharp-taileds in the Spartina, but none stayed up to be seen. Two Horned Larks feasting on the Spartina seed in the wrack (are these the same ones as a few days ago?) and an exhausted Least Sandpiper. Photos of the Least SP and the Horned Larks below: