Mostly bluebirds and butterflies

All these photos were taken in Hyde Park during the last couple of weeks except when noted.

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red spotted purple

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tiger swallowtail

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tiger swallowtail on sow thistle

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tiger swallowtail

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crayfish

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orange sulfur

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black swallowtail

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hummingbird

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bluebird (photo taken May 4 in Palos)

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juvenile bluebirds

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juvenile molting into adult plumage

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another juvenile molting into adult plumage

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juvenile bluebird

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juvenile bluebird with touch of blue

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another juvenile starting to get adult plumage

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green heron (downy young stage)

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rabbit in clover

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young cooper’s hawk (young hawks have vertical rather than horizontal stripes) who lost his/her tail

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Hackberry emperor

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Hackberry emperor

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Question mark (or is it a Comma?) on butterfly bush

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From http://www.gardenswithwings.com

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Looks like a eastern comma

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sunrise on a foggy day