Thursday, August 28, 2008

Highlights: Parasitic Jaeger (photo above), Pectoral Sandpiper (photo below)

The woods have been fairly active over the last two days. There are lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers aound. Other warbler sightings have been of Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green (photo below), Nashville, Palm, Tennessee, Black & White, Chestnut-sided, and American Redstart. There have been a small number of raptors; Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Merlin, Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawks, and Northern Goshawk. A White-crowned Sparrow has been coming to the feeders. White-winged Crossbills continue to occur daily, but have only been seen high in flight recently.

Butterflies: Single Stripped Hairstreaks were seen yesterday and today(photo below). Today there was an Eastern Comma. Monarch, American Copper, and Northern Pearly-eye continue to be seen daily.


Cory J. Gregory said...

Nice job on the blog, Chris. Photos are excellent. I'm jealous.

Anonymous said...

Man for some reason I keep looking at that jaeger and wondering if it's a imm. Long=tailed Jaeger. The reason I say that is because the other primary shaft is white and it looks like white shaft goes all along the outer edge.

Just something to think about.

Mike H