Thursday, May 06, 2010

Of Butterflies and Birds

We hope everyone has a Happy Mother's Day!

A Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.

I chased the butterfly halfway across the yard to get these last two shots.

It took awhile, three days, but I finally got four of the Goldfinches on the feeder at the same time.

After feeding at a thistle feeder, this male Goldfinch was headed to the bird bath for a drink when he stopped on this branch.

This is the look of a male Red-bellied Woodpecker when he senses danger.

A Bluejay can sit at the edge of the tree line like this for an hour and get his fill of bugs.

Fly on a dandelion.

Hens and Chicks in a seashell shaped planter.

Bleeding Hearts.

Bleeding Hearts in the sunshine.

Even with part of it's humeral lobe of the hindwing missing, this female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly can still take to the air.

Attracted to the sweet smell of spring, a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail takes his time enjoying the flower of the lilac bush.

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