Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday August 28, 2013-Some Interesting Birds and a Hummingbird Moth

Not too many migrants. However hundreds of Swifts feeding on the water surface (too difficult to capture with the camera). Next time I'll do a Youtube. The Hummingbird Moth was a highlight. I forgot to Youtube it, maybe next time. It turns out that the moth is the same species that we see in abundance in Borrego Springs California (not every year). So many, that Swainson's Hawks by the hundreds spend part of spring migration gorging on the caterpillar stage of the moth. I will update the blog with a photo of the hawks on the ground. We have had as many as 1800 hawks in the same area. You can see the blog for Borrego Springs at:

Great Crested Flycatcher

Catbird with seeds


Hummingbird Moth-White-lined Sphinx Moth

Hummingbird Moth-Compass Plant

Hummingbird Moth
Swainson's Hawks eating Sphinx Moth Caterpillars in Borrego Springs, California

Koi in the Osaka Garden Pond

Finally a shot of the Museum without 1700 Building in the background-foggy day

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

You want to go through? Pay the toll!

Six of  8 Wooducks and a Mallard
Magnolia Warbler-1st of the fall

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