More photos from Carden

Here are more photos that I wanted/needed to share:

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) and her nestlings
Mama robin feeding her nestlings. At this moment, the nestlings had already fledged and the nest is now empty.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) fledgling
I think this is one of the fledglings. Who knows, there are many robin nests around our cabin and in the field site.

Balsam Ragwort (Packera paupercula)
Imagine a field with all these pretty yellow flowers, and the pink Prairie Smokes, and the white Chickweed flowers...

Bee and flower
A lucky moment capturing the bee visiting the ragwort flower.

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
I was testing the bug jacket at the time, and it seemed like a good one-man blind and this sparrow allowed me to get quite close.

Common Loons (Gavia immer)
My co-worker and I saw this pair of Common Loons on Canal Lake while driving to Dalrymple.

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Kingbird in flight!

Saw these Eastern Kingbirds while working in the field.

Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1

Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) 3

Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus) 4

Eastern Kingbirds having a disagreement
I wonder what they were talking about?

These beautiful but speedy Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flew by our cabin everyday. One finally stopped and enjoyed the front yard flowers and so I had the chance to take these photos.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 3
Swallowtail in flight!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 4
Swallowtail in mid-air!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 5

Endangered Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
This is a female Blanding's Turtle!

Near one of the cages was one of the many starling's nests.

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 1

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 3

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Gray Catbird - lifer!

Another one of the many cool creatures in our site - Gray Treefrog! Took me a long time to find the first individual. I stumbled across the second individual by accident while searching for the Blanding's Turtle.

Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
Pretty flowers with a very interesting name.

Inornate Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia inornata)
Inornate? Definitely not inornate.

Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Least Flycatcher - another lifer!

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
A very pretty dove.

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Another very pretty butterfly.

Pretty Prairie Smokes that are now in full blossom.

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in flight
Sandhill Cranes flying over me.

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) taking off

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in flight
A Turkey Vulture perched on the tree where the Starling's nest is and caused a ruckus from nearby smaller birds.

Unknown Grasshopper

Yellow Warblers!

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)

Yellow Warbler singing

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)

Yellow Warbler in flight
Taking off!

Yellow Warbler singing a song

Another day with beautiful sunset.

Glowing Sunset

Leaves in glowing sunset

Red Sunset

Now I am up-to-date, in terms of photo-uploading and blog-writing. Now I am off to enjoy the rest of my off-days.

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