Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gray comma

The Polygonia progne, or gray comma butterfly, overwinters as an adult.  This fact amazes me.  Where must this creature hide to escape the bitter cold on its fragile wings?  This specimen, which spent several minutes on our deck, is part of … Continue reading

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Carolina wren fledglings

The Carolina wren babies (three of them in all) fledged today.  One accidentally fledged as Sophia was doing her daily nest check and it jumped in fear out of the nest.  It flew down behind a large pile of equipment … Continue reading

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Nests

Eastern phoebe nest (fallen from eave) Carolina wren outside her nest (which is in a detached garage) Carolina wren nesta peek at the occupants of said nest   The Baltimore oriole nest has not shown any signs of action in … Continue reading

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Common yellowthroat

I spotted a male common yellowthroat this evening down in our meadow.  Unfortunately I did not have my camera.  These birds are common in wet meadows and never fly directly to their nests; they land nearby and walk to the … Continue reading

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