Bluebirds and Butterflies

28 Sep

There are lots of bluebirds in pasture right now.

two of them in this picture (flying and on top)

They are not a brilliant blue, so I’m guessing they are juveniles.

Pretty soon, they will start their migration to warmer climates for the winter.

I’m going to enjoy seeing them out in pasture as long as I can before they head south.  And there are a lot of wild asters in the ditch right now.  I hadn’t seen this many butterflies in one place since we went into the butterfly room at the Long Island Aquarium. They are perfect for these late summer butterflies. Painted Lady

Yellow Sulfur

I finally figured out the difference between the viceroy and the monarch butterflies because they were both right there on the same plant.

Monarch (larger and not black line on the bottom wing)

Viceroy (smaller and the black line on the bottom wing)

There is also a little bit of fresh clover after our recent rains.

Painted Lady

Bumblebee

Hopefully, they last for a while longer.

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2 Responses to “Bluebirds and Butterflies”

  1. janicead September 29, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

    LOve, love, love your captures. What a joy to see so many varieties.

  2. Jeanne September 29, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

    Very nice pictures! I’m glad you pictured the Viceroy and the Monarch. I never knew they were so much alike.

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