30 Jun

I am really enjoying the birds this summer.  You know there’s going to be bobolink pictures.


Yep.  There were two males engaged in a little territory spat.

The juvenile eastern meadowlark was out there.

eastern meadowlark

The fritillary was enjoying the flowers in pasture.


I noticed this nest of barn swallows.

Two days later when I went out, this little one was sitting on the floor beneath the nest.  After a couple of pictures, s/he flew off.

barn swallow

It looks like the rest of them are about ready to fly away too.

The recent rains have made it easy for the butterflies, including the admiral below, to find a drink.

admiral butterfly

I also saw a red-tailed hawk being mobbed by the blackbirds.

red-tailed hawk and red-winged blackbird

I captured my first black swallowtail of the season.

Lots of things flying around out there!

4 Responses to “Wings”

  1. Jeanne June 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm #

    I love the birds and butterflies. They are exquisite!

  2. Eileen Wise July 1, 2020 at 4:45 am #

    Hello , beautiful collection of birds. I love the butterfly. The barn swallows are so sweet!
    Have a great day!

  3. janicead July 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm #

    Love all the bird photos as well as the butterfly photos. We have a Giant Swallowtail chrysalis in a planter box on our patio we are watching. It was a caterpillar when my husband first noticed it. There was a second tiny caterpillar earlier this week. Could not find it this morning when I had a brief moment to look. Surely is fun and a nice distraction to watch nature.

    • Teresa July 1, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

      How exciting to have one right outside your door to watch!

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