|Some days there are not many birds, thankfully there is still chances to watch other winged things like butterflies and dragonflies.|
A monarch sips some nectar from a clover.
|Clouded sulphurs were abundant that day and vivid, some were quite orange.|
A milkweed bug peeks out to take a gander at the world.
|The very very smol eastern tailed blue.|
|A favorite of mine, the buckeye. I love its oranges and browns.|
|A very not shy house wren. One of the very few birds I saw this day at the salt marsh.|
|I got the chance to take my friend Christine kayaking for the first time, so I figured the best place to go for two marine bio nerds, the salt marsh!|
The yellow-crowned night herons stared us down as we passed them by.
|We enjoyed some really nice views of a little blue heron actively hunting.|
|We also got good look at the other blue heron, the great blue heron.|
(I personally think the little blue is also great, if not greater...)
|Last weekend I went to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to look for some avocets.|
I found them.
Do you see them?
|There they are, tucked up to the left of GREG (great egret).|
|Big John's pond on the east pond side gave a nice look at green winged teals.|
|An Eastern Phoebe hunting over Big John's pond.|
|An Eastern Comma lands on the rail leading to Big John's pond.|
Here's to more birds in October!