Monday, September 15, 2014

"Dan that's my hat, don't do that!"

I will repeat--today was hot.  Still.  Slow.  Please, if you can spare any birds, send them to us.  Due to today's lack of subjects for portraiture, I will dip into the extensive SEFI Portrait Archive and provide some material from the past.

We had two Chestnut-sided Warblers on the island, at one time.  I have only posted one photo of this species, and I am justified in posting another.  Here we see the voracious predator consuming a hapless moth [a large yellow underwing (AJS 2015)] that was stolen (I saw it all go down) from a Townsend's Warbler.  Lighthouse drama.

Chestnut-sided Warbler vs. Moth.  The moth lost this round.
 We monitor all things that migrate onto, over, and around the island--including dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies (i.e. "bugs").  The migrations of insects are of great interest--if they don't interest you, see your doctor.  If they do interest you, then things are fine.

Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) hanging out on the terrace
Today's eBird checklist, sponsored by eCreosote

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