Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Butterflies still here

2 Male Monarch's
Still seeing  a variety of butterflies in my yard.  One the most interesting sights were 2 Monarch's, both males, and the second male was determined to mate with the first.  Needless to say mating was not successful.  I wonder if they'll be any around after I return from vacation.  Will miss them over the long winter.

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral
Painted Lady

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Migration ~ New yard birds

Marsh Wren #88 Yard bird

Hermit Thrush ~ #89 Yard Bird

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cape May Point ~ Monarch Butterfly Roosts

Last evening the Monarch tagging team posted a message on the blog that there were several Monarch roosts building up in Cape May Point. Jenny, Jayne & I were over to the Point at first light and found the main roost by St Mary's Retreat.  It is awesome to view and watch the butterflies wake up, re-position themselves until the sun warms them before the fly away.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cape May Point State Park ~ Fall Hawk Migration

Broad-winged Hawk ~ Life bird # 342
Osprey looking for lunch

American Kestrel 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cape May Point ~ Monarch's

This afternoon on the dunes the Monarch's were flying again.

How long will the Ruby-throated Hummingbird stay?

Still here but for how long I can't tell.  I would love another Rufous Hummingbird to come by for a visit.  (update 12/31/14 This was the last RTH seen for this year)