Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Post-Irene Avocet, Sandy Point, W Haven 30 Aug 11

A few poor quality but record images of an American Avocet at Sandy Point in West Haven found by Buzz Devine on 30 Aug 11--a few days after hurricane Irene (28 Aug 11). Also, a record video of the Avocet with a few American Oystercatchers (5 were around) and a Ruddy Turnstone. The AMOYs were not happy sharing their space with the storm-driven interloper.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Seaside Sparrow Mlf Pt 26 Aug 11

A record shot of an immature Seaside Sparrow at Milford Pt (in Spartina edging Piping Plover spit):

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guilford walk, 20 Aug 11

A few photos from the Guilford CBA trip led by Lennie Brown, including Black-and-Yellow Argiope, and Norther Pearly Eye.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

12-Spotted Skimmer, Celery Looper Eisenhower Pk

A few of the friends found at Eisenhower park, Milford, on 23 Aug 11. Zabulon Skipper (dorsal male) Dragonflies: White-faced or Ruby Meadowhawk; Twelve-Spotted Skimmer; Celery Looper.

Dragonfly ovipositing

Dragonfly, perhaps Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) ovipositing 22 Aug 11 at Silver Sands SP.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lighthouse Park Garden mysteries

Here are a few photos of UFOs at the butterfly garden at Lighthouse Park on 19 Aug 2011. The first image is a moth photographed on the Francis Street spit at Milford Point on 17 August. The Robber Fly is Diogmites neoternatus.

Friday, August 12, 2011