Photo Gallery - 2013 Field Trips

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All photographs ©2013 by Mary Beth Stowe

 

August 17, 2013 - Bentsen Rio Grande SP & NABA Garden

 

   

Female Dickcissel along the levee

 

   

Painted Bunting

 

"The Girls" (L-R:  Marie, Joyce, and Pat)

 

   

Zone-tailed Hawk at the hawk tower

 

   

With a Turkey Vulture (TV also at left); Zonetails are Turkey Vulture mimics, which is why it pays to check out all those TVs!

 

Crimson Patch at NABA

 

   

Gray Cracker; the red crescents in the "eyes" on the hindwing separate this species from other crackers.

 

Guatemalan Cracker is currently considered a stray from Mexico but is becoming more regular; this species is told by the blue rings around the hindwing "eyes"

 

My first Dingy Purplewing!

 

Tropical Leafwing feeding on "butterfly bait", made up of overripe mashed bananas, sugar, and stale beer...

 

Malachite

 

   

Florida Whites

 

A Tawny Emperor (left) chows down with a Mexican Bluewing

 

This Mexican Bluewing lost part of his left hindwing, revealing the stunning pattern on the dorsal side of his right hindwing!

 

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