Sunday, August 30, 2015

Beach Report 8/30/15

It's been a while since we got down to the beach. It's overcast, and moderate today, about 75, with just a touch of humidity. We got down there just a bit after low tide.
The first thing I noticed was a huge flock of birds clearly working over a school of fish. I hear there are Blues and Spanish Mackerel to be had.
The non-native Autumn Sweet Virgin's Bower is blooming.
We seem to have a recent flight of fresh Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, nice clean hardly damaged butterflies. This one is trying to find a wet spot to puddle on.
This Spicebush Swallowtail was much more serious about it.
Note the classic "comet" mark on the underside, the easiest way to tell the Spicebush from the Black Swallowtails or the black female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.
There were a few other people out enjoying the beach, paddle boarding or. . .

Cloud bathing.

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