Summer herons, beach birds and butterflies

All photos taken in the Hyde Park Area during July and August 2018.

 

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water lily in Columbia Basin in back of MSI building

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green heron near Osaka Garden

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black-crowned night heron in Osaka Garden

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black crowned night heron with waterfall and mulberry tree

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great egret in Columbia Basin behind the MSI building

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western painted turtle in Oakwoods Cemetery

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spotted sandpiper on 63rd Street Beach

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One of this year’s hatchlings–spotted sandpiper

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Ring-billed gull and Caspian tern on 63rd Street Beach . You usually see Caspian terns diving beak first into the lagoons.

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A few pink ring-billed gulls showed up at 63rd Street beach.  Juvenile ring-billed gull on the right

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A blue Swedish duck or maybe a manky mallard (mix of mallard and domestic ducks) showed up with 2 mallards

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chipmunks have moved into Wooded Isle

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chipmunk checking out white mulberry fruit

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squirrel in white mulberry tree

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adult cliff swallow hanging out in nest

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cliff swallow nest on 63rd Street beach house wall

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young cliff swallow nestlings with white feathers that perhaps fool potential predators into thinking they are bird poop

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an older cliff swallow nestling

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female or juvenile red-winged blackbird with snack

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female monarch on joe pye weed

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monarch caterpillar

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black swallowtail on butterfly bush

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silver-spotted skipper– another candidate for bird poop camoflague

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female white form– clouded sulfur–looks blue when wings are open

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red-spotted purple butterfly

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eastern comma on milkweed

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Underside of this butterfly’s wing has a very faint comma. Again, nice camouflage

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tiger lily in wooded isle

 

 

 

 

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