Sighting for October 8, 2020

Joyce Cloughly

Higbee Beach
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny and windy. The Common Checkered-Skipper was a lifer! Since it was staying put on the ground, I got out my phone to take a picture. I was no further than 6 feet away when a cheeky bird (flycatcher sp.) flew down from a nearby tree, pounced on it and carried it off. So, unfortunately, no photo.

[Ouch! But it still counts as a lifer! Congratulations! jc]

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 20+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1