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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday report, GREAT butterfly

Well I got fifty species of birds, but the best find was a beautiful butterfly, a Falcate Orangetip. Check the range map to see why this is quite a find. It was along the trail from the Beacham loop to the ball fields, right where the big sycamores open into a little meadow. Same place where the first Blue-Winged Warblers showed up today. Only new flowers I noticed were Orange Hawkweed, and White Violets. Also new were Northern Rough-wing Swallows, Green Heron, Barn Swallows (but this group must have just been passing through). That's all I can remember.

2 Comments:

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous judy said...

hi, jpat. don sent me your site today & i have enjoyed everything i've read so far! your work at Leatherwood is terrific & i think it will be fun to compare what you are seeing there with what we are seeing at Ninestone! this butterfly post caught my eye because recently I have been seeing a couple of orange tip falcate butterflies also. just saw one on this evening's walk...a male i guess from the bright orange...& one or two in the past week or so. didn't write them down on my birding list so not sure which dates. i go out twice a day with the dogs & usually try to write down all the birds i'm seeing / hearing. don't always count them, just list numerous ones as "present" on ebird. talked to joe neal today & he would like to schedule a field trip out here in may or june. he will contact you because he & don & i want to include you. don sent himself an email about printing another lord god bird bumper sticker for you.
hope you can come out birding sometime soon.

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous judy said...

hi, jpat. don sent me your site today & i have enjoyed everything i've read so far! your work at Leatherwood is terrific & i think it will be fun to compare what you are seeing there with what we are seeing at Ninestone! this butterfly post caught my eye because recently I have been seeing a couple of orange tip falcate butterflies also. just saw one on this evening's walk...a male i guess from the bright orange...& one or two in the past week or so. didn't write them down on my birding list so not sure which dates. i go out twice a day with the dogs & usually try to write down all the birds i'm seeing / hearing. don't always count them, just list numerous ones as "present" on ebird. talked to joe neal today & he would like to schedule a field trip out here in may or june. he will contact you because he & don & i want to include you. don sent himself an email about printing another lord god bird bumper sticker for you.
hope you can come out birding sometime soon.

 

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