While walking the dyke, I noticed a nice female Bronze Copper. I thought I was very lucky to see this butterfly again, but to my amazement, I saw 40 or more of these butterflies! They are abundant on the Hillman Marsh dykes! Viceroy, Monarch, Fiery Skippers, Eastern Tailed Blue, Grey Hairstreak, Checkered Skipper were all very present as well.
Every few steps, Leopard Frogs jumped out of our path as we walked the dyke.
|Leopard Frog - Taken at Hillman (from kayak) on a previos date.|
Other birds seen last weekend at Hillman include abundant shorebirds such as Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Green and Black crowned night Herons. Richard Carr pointed out a Sora foraging along a distant edge of reeds. Belted Kingfisher flew in from somewhere and perched very close giving nice looks as well.
|Foraging Sora. White balance in this photo is not very good... Sora about that.|
|Juvi Red Shouldered Hawk?|
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