A new “life butterfly” for me today, thanks to my wife who spotted it first: Euphydryas phaeton, aka the Baltimore Checkerspot. This butterfly was incredibly cooperative and allowed me to take as many pictures as I needed to get a good one.
A group of Wood Ducks in formation over Bath Nature Preserve.
These birds are notoriously difficult to photograph, and this is one of the few I’ve made which is at least “decent” and manages to capture the crown.
I’ve never seen a Red-throated Loon. I still haven’t. I’ll keep hoping. Common Loon, Bath Nature Preserve, 2020-04-03.
Bluebirds mob around this derelict wasps nest.
My previous post featured a Field Sparrow, so I thought it would be a good comparison to now feature a bird that is easily confused with the Field Sparrow; namely the American Tree Sparrow. There are a few key distinctions, two of which can been seen in my photograph. The American Tree Sparrow has a …
A close-up of a Field Sparrow from November 4th. Note the white eye-ring and pink bill, which are key field marks for this species.
The Northern Shrike has returned to Bath Nature Preserve. Today’s weather was abysmal for photography, and I did not have any high hopes. So it was a very pleasant surprise when I saw this rare visitor in the tree tops.
Eastern Bluebird at Bath Nature Preserve, 2019-11-17.
The snow and bitter cold did not keep these two doves away from the feeder at Bath Nature Preserve.