Wednesday, May 31, 2017

North Cape May~ My yard ~ American Lady Caterpillars

American Lady Caterpillar

This young American lady instar was playing hide & seek!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Middle Township ~ Cook's Beach

Royal Tern

Seaside Sparrow singing away

Seaside Sparrow

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Yard ~ More Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Birding the Back Bays on the Osprey

Ruddy Turnstone

Bar-tailed Godwit ~ Life Bird #436 

Bar-tailed Godwit 

American Oystercatcher with chicks

Diamondback Terrapin Turtles Sunning

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cumberland County ~ Heislerville WMA & Thompson Beach Road

Black-bellied Plover

Short-billed Dowitcher
Semipalmated Sandpiper


Osprey on nest

Marsh Wren

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ohio Butterflies

American Lady Butterfly
While I was in the Lake Erie area near Magee Marsh it was cool and most days only warmed up to the low 60's.  Just as I was ready to return home to NJ the predicted temperatures were increasing and there was more sun in the afternoon.  My last day here saw an increase in the number of species and numbers within each species.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper


Ohio Birding ~ Ottawa NWR Wildlife Drive

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Kingbird



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk

Yellow Warbler on nest

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Olive-sided Flycatcher ~ Life Bird #435
Bald Eagle by nest.  Nests can weigh up to one ton.

Bald Eagle

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Estuary Trail

Scarlet Tanager

Bay-breasted Warbler 

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Screech Owl (#9 of the week)

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk

Eastern Whip-poor-will ~ Life bird #434

Magnolia Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo
Whip-poor-will #2