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.

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