Sighting for September 7, 2020

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

A Tail-less Long-tailed Skipper visited my Garden this afternoon. Always a wonderful butterfly. And as Beth said the Warblers are feasting on the butterflies…especially the Sachems. I started the a.m. with 25+. Could only find 7 by 3 pm. The Redstart took 4 that I watched, with the Yellow warbler and Common Yellowthroat adding to the carnage.

[Yikes. Can we hope the birds leave the long-tailed alone – or maybe they already had a bite of it? jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Long-tailed Skipper

American Redstart

Painted Lady