Thank goodness I could look for birds when butterfly season drew to a close!
You can tell that butterfly season was winding down because this is a very short list!
Dainty Sulphur (Ohio)
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Urbana, OH
Inniswood Metro Park, Westerville, OH
Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead, MA
North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA
Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, MA
Worcester Municipal Airport, Worcester, MA
See my Links Page for web sites, where applicable.
Foggy morning at Farm Pond, Framingham
Now, if you don't live in Framingham, you may not be familiar with Farm Pond. It's a very urban setting - railroad switching yard on one side, tracks and station on another side, the park on the third side and a landfill and courthouse on the fourth side. There is plenty of litter. There are two pumping stations, both of which are riddled with graffiti. You might leave with a negative impression. And yet......there is real beauty to be found there if you just look for it!
Purple Finch (female)
The finch was so close to me, I could have reached out and touched her. She was so busy chowing on these little berries, she could have cared less about me and my camera! I love the mess around her beak. It cracks me up! Actually, I read on line that part of the reason they are such messy eaters is that they want the seeds rather than the berries.