Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Too hot to bird!

Between working and the muggy, hot summer days, I haven't had much of a desire to go out birding recently.

Since birding is usually slow here in the summer, I often turn my attention to lepidoptera and odonata. Here are some of the butterflies that we found on the 1st annual East Fork Butterfly Count.

Least Skippers were everywhere...

Least Skipper on daisy
Least Skipper on daisy

We also saw Hackberry Emperors, a butterfly that will often land on humans to get at the salts in your sweat.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor on hat
Hackberry Emperor on hat

And we saw a few Peck's Skippers...

Peck's Skipper on clover
Peck's Skipper

And, since this is a bird blog, here are some pictures of some birds that I have ran across while out in the field recently.

This year seems like a good year for Indigo Buntings, as I have had up to four males in the yard this year.

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting male


And, I found these cute little baby Killdeer at Armledder Park. There were three of them.

Baby Killdeer

Baby Killdeer
Baby Killdeer



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9 comments:

  1. That baby killdeer is so cute! It's been too hot to bird here in Illinois, too.

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  2. Donald, that youngster is a beauty, and a lovely butterfly too.

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  3. Lovely images Donald...

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  4. Great photos , love the baby killdeer too.

    dan

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  5. Lovely photos! The Indigo Bunting is a beautiful little bird!

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  6. I too must say that the juvie Killdeer are adorable. Wonderful captures Donald!

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  7. Great shots of the butterflies and the birds Donald! Those baby Killdeer are the epitome of cuteness.

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  8. Indigo Buntings in your yard! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. It's way to hot for me to be outside for a long period of time.

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