Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NC & VA birds and bear

On my way home from the Outer Banks yesterday I made a few midday stops in North Carolina and Virginia to kill some time so I would pass through NYC after rush hour. While not the best time of day, I was able to catch up with some southern passerines and a Black Bear.

Black Bear


Black Bear


Black Bear


Prothonotary Warbler


Summer Tanager


Summer Tanager


Zebra Swallowtail


Zebra Swallowtail

Prothonotary Warblers were common with many males singing even in the heat of the day. I did happen across two family groups, one of which included three begging juveniles. A couple of Yellow-throated Warblers were also in song, as was a Kentucky Warbler and Summer Tanager. I don't get to see these species often in Connecticut, so I particularly enjoyed them.

Zebra Swallowtails, a butterfly that does not occur in CT, were also around in numbers.

 - NB

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