Saturday, June 28, 2014

Southern Cloudywing, 6/28/14, Northwest Park, Windsor CT

A few record shots of a Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus), at the CBA walk led by Roy Zartarian:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Milford Point PIPL fledgling, hatchlings, adult 6/26/14

A few shots of a fledgling, near Cedar Beach and nest #6, on 6/26/14.  We found at least 5 fledged PIPL on 6/26/14, most at the beginning of the Francis Street spit or on Cedar Beach.  Also a photo of a  hatchling near nest#4 on the sandbar.  Hatchling looks about 2 weeks old.  Also a few photos of adults.
male PIPL, 111 Shell 6/25/14

hatchling, 111 Shell, 6/25/14

Fledgling, Cedar Beach 6/26/14

dad watching fledgling, Cedar Beach 6/26/14

fledgling, Cedar Beach, 6/26/14

hatchling, Milford Point sandbar 6/26/14

hatchling, Milford Point sandbar, 6/26/14

Friday, June 20, 2014

Milford Pt chicks 6/19/14

A few record shots of the older PIPL chicks on 6/19/14.  These chicks are around 26 days old, and they can fly in short bursts.  First, AMOY on nest.
AMOY 6/19/14 on nest Mlf Pt

PIPL 6/19/14 Mlf Pt

PIPL 6/19/14 Mlf Pt

PIPL 6/19/14 Mlf Pt

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PIPL chicks, Milford Point 6/12/14

A few of the chicks near the Cedar Street side of the beginning of the Francis Street spit at Milford Point on 6/12/14.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

PIPL male, female 111 Shell Ave , 6/10-11/14

A few record shots of the male and female PIPL in front of the exclosed nest at 111 Shell Ave on 6/10/14 and 6/11/14.  He has a distinctive forehead band.  The incubating female seemed squirmy on the 10th as if she felt activity within the egg(s), or perhaps she had a chick underneath her, but she was foraging the next morning.
male PIPL 111 Shell 6/10/14

male PIPL 11 Shell 6/10/14

male PIPL 11 Shell 6/10/14
female PIPL 111 Shell 6/11/14

female PIPL 111 Shell 6/11/14

female PIPL 111 Shell 6/11/14

Friday, June 6, 2014

Tulip Tree Beauty, 6/7/14, Mf; Giant Swallowtail, Orange CT 6/6/14; White-striped Black Moth, Black Swallowtail, Spicebush, Viceroy

Black Swallowtail cat, early instar, 6/8/14 home

Black Swallowtail cat, 3rd instar, 6/10/14 home

Viceroy, Eisenhower Park, 6/10/14
White-striped Black Moth, Eisenhower park, 6/10/14

Spicebush Swallowtail female, Eisenhower Park 6/10/1
Tulip-Tree Beauty, a typical Geometer moth, on the wall of Milford garden nursery, 6/7/14
Tulip-tree Beauty, Milford 6/7/14

Tulip-tree Beauty,  Milford 6/7/14

Found a Giant Swallowtail in a private yard in Orange, CT today (6/6/14).  This slightly worn and bitten butterfly seemed to be patrolling the property.  A few record shots below:
dorsal Giant Swallowtail 6/6/14 Orange CT

ventral Giant Swallowtail 6/6/14 Orane CT

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PIPL chicks, Mfd Pt, 6/5/14

A few record shots of PIPL chicks at the beginning of the Francis
Street spit and Cedar Beach, 6/5/14:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Boat-tailed Grackle, White-rumped Sandpiper, Seaside & Saltmarsh Sparrows 5/29/14, 6/2, 5/27

White-rumped Sandpiper, Boat-tailed Grackle, Seaside; Saltmarsh Sparrows.  A few record shots of recent birds in the area.  Saltmarsh Sparrows were with Nelson's--often a tricky ID.
Male Boat-tailed Grackle, Warehouse Pond, Stratford, 5/29/14

Male Boat-tailed Grackle, 5/29/14, Stratford Warehouse Pond

White-rumped Sandpiper, 6/2/14, Shell Ave

One of two White-rumped SPs with 120 Semipalmated SPs, 6/2/14  Shell Ave

White-rumped Sandpiper with its smaller relative, Semipalmated Sandpiperd caption
Seaside Sparrow, Guilford 5/27/14

Saltmarsh Sparrow,  Guilford 5/27/14
Semipalmated Sandpiper, 6/3/14 Shell Ave

Semipalmated Sandpiper, 6/3/14, Shell Ave