Local insects

As a change of location I took a wander around the local dog emptying facility, the Taylor-Bradbury park at Hudson. It should be better than it is but there is no management and the water quality is rather poor resulting in a low number of dragonfly species. One surprise was River Jewelwing although just one lost itself amongst the hoards of Ebony Jewelwings. Bird wise it was nothing to get excited about, Common Yellowthroat and Swamp Sparrows were common and a single Gray Catbird was nice. In keeping with this year’s abundance of Indigo Buntings, sure enough a male sang his simple tune from on high.

Below a few shots, yes the Indigo Bunting photo is junk.

Twelve-spotted Skimmers posing nicely.

Male Common, formerly Eastern Pondhawk.

Silver-spotted Skipper, its a big un.

Frosted Whiteface.

Ebony Jewelwing with the dark wings and River Jewelwing with the half and half.

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