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


 
Whimbrel
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

Dunlin




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

Sulphur

Ohio Birding ~ Ottawa NWR Wildlife Drive

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Eastern Kingbird

Killdeer

Muskrat



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




Friday, May 12, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Boardwalk with Jenny




American Woodcock foraging

And another American Woodcock

Green Heron ~ Jenny's favorite

Ovenbird

Can you find the turtle?

Bald Eagle feeding chick




Ohio Birding ~ Magee Marsh Nature Center Trail

Prothonotary Warbler

"Mommy, Feed Me" (Carolina Wren chick) 

Purple Martin

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ohio Birding ~ Ottawa NWR Wildlife Drive


Trumpeter Swan

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow coming out of nest 
Momma Screech Owl