Monday, June 2, 2014

Indigo Bunting at BHCL

My sister and I walked twice today at BHCL.  She likes it too!

In the early AM, the birdsong was thick in the front of the property.  Lots of song sparrows in particular.  We also saw Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Flicker, but only heard Indigo Buntings.  Common Ringlets and Little Wood Satyrs were flying both times, but in the afternoon, we also saw Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Northern Cloudywing, Pearl Crescent, Eastern Tailed Blue, Silvery Blue, Mourning Cloak, Peck's Skipper and Cabbage Whites.

 Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

poss. Pipevine Swallowtail Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar
(Thanks to Elise of the Mass Butterfly Club for help with ID!)

Mourning Cloak

Northern Cloudywing

Indigo Bunting

Goldenrod Borer Plume Moth

Common Ringlet

a Darner Dragonfly party 

Three dragonflies were attached to each other and flying in unison.  Two were mating, but why a third?  This is where they landed, and once home on the computer, I saw even more wings showing up on the branch to the left of the threesome.  Quite a gathering!

Cedar Waxwing

We saw a nice flock of about 12 Cedar Waxwings.

 Garden Bird's Foot Trefoil

Hawkweed (not sure of specific variety)

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