One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sphinx Moth at the Beach
Today was overcast, about 80F and muggy. We left Skye at home so we could take a longer walk. We arrived later than usual, and there were a few more people on the beach than we often encounter.
A solitary sandpiper of some sort. If my golden book of birds is right, it's probably a Spotted Sandpiper (Actitus macularia). Although the books claim they're common, I believe that's the first I've noticed here.
I was hanging around some Honeysuckle growing on the cliff, trying to get some good photos of Spicebush Butterflies when this Sphinx Moth, most likely the White Lined Sphinx Moth ( Hyles lineata) buzzed by.
Did I mention the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterflies? They were out in abundance, too, on the Honeysuckle, in the Kudzu and puddling on the beach, along with the usual Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.