Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Butterfly Surprise!

July 15, 2017

It was a nice warm sunny day, high of 28.  I went out south of London to see if I can spot the Dickcissel.  Took more pictures of wild flowers.  There were lots of barn swallows flying around and also saw Killdeers, Song Sparrows, American Goldfinch, and a few Turkey Vultures.  I did finally see the Dickcissel on the wire but couldn't get any photos. 


Honey Bee

Common Red Soldier Beetle

Birdsfoot Trefoil

I saw a couple of butterflies fluttering in the field.  They were far away from me but I tried snapping some photos anyway.  It was difficult as they were on the move.  This one landed for a few seconds, I took the photo but I think I got it starting to fly again so a little blurry.  I had no idea what kind they were because of the distance.  By narrowing it down by the pattern and colour, it looks to be a Black Swallowtail!

Black Swallowtail

The teasel is starting to show some purple.


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