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)
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.
A good day for a paddle...
Or to just sit by the water.
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