Monday, May 20, 2013

Lunch at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

It happened again.  I went back to Waseeka for the umpteenth time and still saw something new.

I heard what I thought might be a Scarlet Tanager (they say its song sounds like a hoarse Robin) and shortly after, I saw it high in a treetop.  It's my only Scarlet Tanager sighting out in nature since my Dad showed me my first one years ago at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (coincidentally also high in a treetop).  I had a good view of it through my binoculars, even if it is just a speck in the photo!  And I was correct about the song, which makes me very happy!

Scarlet Tanager  (Come on!  I know if you squint, you can see it!)

Pearl Crescent and American Copper butterflies were flying all over the dam.  Also, Blue-Eyed Grass was blooming on the dam.  I don't remember seeing it there prior years....  

Blue-Eyed Grass

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

 Fringed Milkwort
(seems more prolific in the hot sun than in the woods)

Eastern Pine Elfin

Red-Breasted Nuthatch
(glad to see she is still nesting)

Eastern Leopard Frog

Chalk-Fronted Corporals

Juvenal's Duskywing

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