Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9/29/15 Milford: Checkered White, Ocola; Palm WA, Marsh Wren

Seen around Milford 9/29/15 before rainy season begins: Milford Pt female Checkered White (still here), home Ocola; Marsh Wren, Chickweed Geometer, Rogers Ave marsh; Palm WA, Milford PT:
Marsh Wren, Rogers Ave marsh, 9/29/15

Marsh Wren, Rogers Ave marsh 9/29/15

Palm Warbler, Milford Point, 9/29/15

female Checkered White Milford Point 9/29/15

Chickweed Geometer (?), 9/29/15 Rogers Ave marsh

Ocola Skipper, home, 9/29/15

Ocola Skipper home 9/29/15

Ocola Skipper home 9/29/15

Ocola Skipper home 9/29/15

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Horned Lark, Milford Point, 9/29/15

A few record shots of an early adult female Horned Lark at Milford Point on 9/29/15.  She was foraging in the wrack at the western part of the main sandbar.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Long-billed Dowitcher, Stratford Marina, 9/25/15

Shots of a Long-billed Dowitcher at the Stratford Marina, 9/25/15.  Found by Frank Mantlik a few days ago.  In with a flock of at least 75 yellowlegs and 8 dowitchers.  Larger, more upright than SBDO, also solid color (gray) tertials and primary ends.
LBDO right, with SBDO, Stratford marina 9/25/15

Long-billed Dowitcher with 2 SBDOs, Stratford Marina 9/25/15

SBDO Stratford, 9/25/15, notice color, pattern on tertials, primary ends

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ocolas at home still, 9/23/15, 9/24/15

Ocola Skipper 9/24/15

Ocola Skipper 9/24/15

Ocola Skipper 9/24/15
A few record shots of one of a pair of Ocola Skippers on buddleia in our home garden this afternoon in warm sunshine (9/23/15); also, a worn Sachem.
dorsal Ocola 9/23/15

dorsal Ocola 9/23/15

ventrql Ocola 9/23/15

worn Sachem home garden 9/23/15

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Zone-tailed Hawk, Lighthouse Point Park, 9/20/15

A record photos of the record (CT 1st) Zone-tailed Hawk at the Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven today,  10:51 AM, 9/20/15:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Checkered Whites, Milford Pt still 9/12/15

Today, 9/12/15,  at least 4 (2 males, 2 females) at Milford Point.  They have expanded their range; found females at the end of the Francis St spit and in the dunes at the beginning, near the boardwalk platform.  Males still at territory where Francis St meets the beach.  They have been here at least since 8/16/15.

male Checkered White 9/12/15 Milford Point

female Checkered White, 9/12/15 Milford Point