Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Butterfly Mating Photos!

The first photo is pair of Queens mating, the male being the smaller bug. I thought, boy you don't see that every day. Then an hour later I saw a pair of Gulf Fritillaries, the female on the ground, tail up with the male fluttering above. Butterflies making more butterflies (or as Carolee says, "egg/larva/chrysalis/adult".

Later Lorna spotted a Banded Peacock flying by. She wasn't able to get a photo, but it came my way, set down for a flutterbeat and I banged off a handful of shots and got lucky with one. Then later I got my first photo of an American Lady.

The Green Heron is a small bird as Herons go, but the most colorful of our North American herons. Most years we have seen a few, but this is the first one I have seen this year. The photo was taken through a screen of branches, but the bird's colors do show up pretty well.

- Gunnar


Redwing said...

So finally, a Green Heron!

Carolee Colter said...

Jealous of your Red-banded Peacock