Thursday, June 11, 2015

Visit to Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

I spent my lunch break at Waseeka.  Like the barn swallows, I have never managed to get back at the right time to see Osprey young, so I have been going back this year in the hope of getting to see them for the first time!   A parent was still incubating.  They have a very long incubation period:  36-42 days!  The first record I have of one of the Osprey actually sitting on the nest was May 11, so we are getting close!

Osprey on nest

Scarlet Tanager (seconds from the parking lot)

Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

gorgeous water lily!

Pearl Crescent

Hooded Merganser (female)

nesting Tree Swallow

Peck's Skipper

Common Whitetail (immature male)

Laurel (prob Sheep)

Common Whitetail (male)


On the way home, I passed the most beautiful patch of lupine in full bloom in front of an old farm in Hopkinton.  I knew I'd have to come back to take some photos since I was out of time!  So, after supper, with the sun hanging a bit lower in the sky, I caught these photos.


  1. Beautiful photos, Dawn. I love the Scarlet Tanager peaking out from the leaves!

    1. Thanks, CapeCodLady8! I need to get back and see if the Osprey babies were born!

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