happily sitting on its favorite seed source
Eastern Bluebird (juvenile)
I checked the pond in the back for sandpipers but found none. There were at least three Eastern Phoebes near the pond, though, and I caught photos of all of them.
While I was watching the phoebes, another bird flew low into the shrubs in front of me, and as I tried to photograph it, it actually moved closer and closer to me. That almost never happens! I have posted a couple "confusing fall warblers" already, and this warbler apparently wanted to ensure that I would get a clear enough photograph that I could positively ID it and NOT merely refer to it as a confusing fall warbler. Well, I have the photo, but I am still confused! My best guess is that it is a Pine Warbler, probably a juvenile. Sorry, little warbler! I know you wanted people to know exactly who you were, but I just don't have those skills yet!
Now I think this is a Blue-Headed Vireo -- not a warbler at all!
Blue Lobelia (near the wetlands)
If this is a native plant (and I do not know whether it is or not), then it is an endangered species. I would love to learn from the land managers whether or not it is native!
(in serious mid-molt condition)
As I walked across the front of the property back to the parking lot, I spotted one last butterfly, a Peck's Skipper.