Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Highlights: Western Kingbird (photo above)

Tim had the above Western Kingbird at the tip this morning. It was not seen after 9 AM. Other birds seen inland today included; Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Nashville, Palm, and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Pine Siskin, White-winged Crossbill, and White-crowned, and White-throated Sparrows. There was decent shorebird activity at the tip today. Photos below from top to bottom; Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Ruddy turnstone, Semipalmated Plover, and Sanderlings.

Butterflies: There have been several American Coppers, Northern Pearly-eyes, and Monarchs the last two days. Other sightings today were of Mourning Cloak, and Compton's Tortoishell (thanks Louie)


Mourning Cloak

Compton's Tortoiseshell

American Copper

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