Along the Air Line... 2020 - Spring, Part 24
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 15th. An Orchard Spider (Leucage venusta), one of the orbweavers.

 

 

Better light in mid afternoon at the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) nest.

 

 

Some activity but no sign of a chick.

 

 

 

 

 

And dozing off.

 

 

Common Vetch (Vicia craca).

 

 

Ox-eye Daisies (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum).

 

 

Sulfur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta).

 

 

June 16th. Green Frog (Rana clamitans).

 

 

 

 

 

June 17th. A large Stonefly (Order Plecoptera). Tried to photograph it on vegetation, but it wouldn't stay still. The only photos I got of it were on my pants leg.

 

 

First snake of the year at Raymond Brook Marsh, an Eastern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus).

 

 

 

 

 

June 18th. First view of the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) chick.

 

 

 

 

 

Another Green Frog (Rana clamitans).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Deer Fly (Chrysops sp.) of the year. Amazing eyes.

 

 

June 19th. Ah, the nest I saw being checked out by a pair of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) a week or so ago is now occupied. Waxwing's distinctive head...

 

 

...and tail.

 

 

Fragrant Water-lilies (Nymphaea odorata) have recently started to bloom.

 

 

Further east at the marsh, one of a pair of Cedar Waxwings.

 

 

First one to hang around long enough for photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 20th. Summer starts at 5:44 this afternoon. Leaf-footed Bug (Acanthocephala terminalis).

 

 

Much like yesterday, the adult Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) and chick.

 

 

The morning started out foggy but soon burned off.

 

 

Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsis).

 

 

 

 

 

A Stinkpot (Sternothaerus odoratus) close up.

 

 

This is about as big as they get.

 

 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) on the well hidden nest.

 

 

 

 

 

Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) has just started blooming.

 

 

Ants still tending aphids on the same young cherry shoot. More and bigger aphids now.

 

 

The Mourning Dove chick on its own...

 

 

...but seconds later the adult returned.