Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pipevine Swallowtail, home, 8/30/15

A few record shots of a Pipevine Swallowtail, in perpetual motion, today at home garden.  With 4 Monarchs, American Lady, GS Frit.

Whimbrel, E. Willet Milford Pt, 8/30/15

Whimbrel and Red Knot, 8/30/15 Milford Pt
A few record shots of a Whimbrel at Milford Point this AM (8/30/15).  First heard and seen on main sandbar middle (lagoon); flew west but returned an hour later.  Also, E, Willet.  Whimbrel photographed on fugitive sandbar as tide rose and eventually covered sandbar.  Also on sandbar were Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpipers, RUTU,  SEPL, and  3 Red Knots--above, Whimbrel with Red Knot.
Eastern Willet, Milford Point, 8/30/15

Whimbrel, Milford Point 8/30/15

Whimbrel, Milfrd Point 8/30/15 

Whimbrel, Milford Pt, 8/30/15

Saturday, August 29, 2015

worn home Giant, Kellogg Red-banded Hairstreak, 8/29/15

A few record shots from late August in coastal CT.  A worn Giant in buddleia at home, and a worn (bitten) Red-banded Hairstreak from Peter De Gennaro's CBA walk at the Kellogg Center.
bitten Red-banded Hairstreak, Kellogg

dorsal Giant Swallowtail, home

ventral Giant Swallowtail, home, 8/29/15

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gray Hairstreak, Lighthouse 8/28/15

At the butterfly garden at Lighthouse Park today, 8/28/15, along with about 15 Monarchs, a Gray Hairstreak, below:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Variegated Fritillary, Ap. Brown,

Today, 8/24/15, at Eisenhower Park, Variegated Fritillary, Appalachian Brown
Dogday Harvestfly, (Tibicen canicularis) Eisenhower Park

Dogday Harvestfly, eisenhower Park

 Appalachian Brown, 8/24/15 Eisenhower Park

Appalachian Brown, Eisenhower Park

Peck's Skipper, home

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, home

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch on tall zinnia, home

Variegated Fritillary, Eisenhower Park, 8/24/15

Variegated Fritillary, Eisenhower Park 8/24/15

Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe

Long-tailed Duck, Milford Point, summer 2015

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood Nymph

Common Wood Nymph

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur 

Silver Sands Clapper Rail, molting, 8/25/15

Silver Sands, Clapper Rail, 8/25/15 molting

Zabulon Skipper, male, dorsal 8/25/15, Osborndale SP