These are summer’s light times on the local birding front. Song is diminishing. Young birds abound. Southbound migration is underway. Shorebirds such as Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers are present in the proper habitats.
A Little Yellow was found by Jeff Ellerbusch at Finderne Wetlands on Friday, July 24. This is the first documented Little Yellow in the 21st century for Somerset County. Jeff was fortunate to fire off a few exposures as the butterfly flew by rapidly and out of view. The photo is good enough for a positive identification.
Yesterday, July 25 at Duke Farms, Mike Newlon photographed a Juniper Hairstreak and a Giant Swallowtail.
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