Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birds and Butterflies

My blogging duties slipped the last couple of days while I enjoyed some quality time with my sister!   I'll try to summarize and catch things up.

7/20/2013, Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton, MA:

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Water Lily

(and the big picture)

Great Crested Flycatcher

Allegheny Monkey Flower

Indian Pipe

7/20/2013, Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland, MA:

Eastern Bluebird with a fat caterpillar

7/20/2013 evening, Breakneck Hill Conservation Land, Southboro, MA:


7/21/2013, Shrewsbury Power Lines, Shrewsbury, MA


Red-Tailed Hawk

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood Nymphs (mating)

Wild Indigo Duskywings (mating)

7/22/2013, Ogunquit, Maine:

Double Crested Cormorant

Ogunquit in summer is filled with hanging plants, window boxes, beautiful gardens and lovely views.  These flowers were placed along a fence, and I just loved them!


Along the Marginal Way....

The Marginal Way is one of New England's only paved, public shoreline paths.  It is a little more than a mile in length and connects Ogunquit Beach with Perkins Cove.  The land for the path was donated to the Town of Ogunquit in 1925.  There are benches all along the path, and the views of the Atlantic are wonderful!

Song Sparrow

Morning Glories

Perkins Cove

Ruby Throated Hummingbird
(seen in the preceding garden)

Perkins Cove from the drawbridge
(poor lighting today)

Cute gift shops/galleries in the Cove

Little Tern

Semi-Palmated Sandpipers (juvenile)
Thanks to Alan M. for help with this identification!

Before we turned South, we stopped in Kennebunk to take a look at the Wedding Cake House (called the most photographed house in the State of Maine).  What do you think?  I'm not sure it was worth the trip!

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