Sunday, August 6, 2017

LAKE WOODRUFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Every year in early August, Swallow-tailed Kites gather in the hundreds to start their migration to South America.  I have never seen the gathering, but many around here have.  I went the refuge Sunday morning to see if they were there.  Only one on the refuge.  Birdlife was a minimum, with butterflies and dragonflies the majority of the entertainment.

 Red-shouldered Hawk




 Turkey Vulture



King Rail







Swallow-tailed Kites

 White Peacock

 Polydamas Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary


Black Swallowtail

 Lubber Grasshopper

Bumble Bee






Dragonflies

Passion Vine flower