Photography Wild Delmarva on 31 Jul 2010
Monthly Archive for "July 2010"
Photography Wild Delmarva on 30 Jul 2010
A year ago this month Delaware’s first ever Roseate Spoonbill landed on Fenwick Island. Birdwatchers came from far and wide to witness this southern bird that is much more at home in Florida and along the Gulf Coast. I was lucky enough to get close to this rare pink bird and will be including this image in Wild Delmarva.
Photography Wild Delmarva on 29 Jul 2010
Wild Delmarva is now in the layout and design process and will go to the printer in just over two weeks. Wild Delmarva will be released the first week of November and if you have signed up with our pre-publication special you will be one of the first to see the new book.
We are going to be using the best of the best photographs shot over the past year and a half. I’ll be sharing a new image from the book here every day until Wild Delmarva arrives. This adolescent Great Blue Heron having a “bad hair day” is one of my favorite images and will be on the back cover of Wild Delmarva.
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Thanks, Kevin Fleming
Photography Wild Delmarva on 23 Jul 2010
Here’s a creature with an identity crisis. Some might think this unusual insect is a hummingbird as it flies, hovers and its wings hum just like a hummingbird. Then there is the issue that it looks like a Bumblebee. But it neither a bird or a bee but it is a Hummingbird Moth a.k.a. Bumblebee Moth. Like many moths they have a very long tongue they use to gather the nectar of long-necked flowers.
Photography Wild Delmarva on 22 Jul 2010
Seeing this beautiful butter-colored Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flutter by a butterfly bush yesterday made me wonder about the origin of the name butterfly. It certainly looked like butter flying! These colorful butterflies are common on the Delmarva Peninsula in the summer and females like this one can be in either yellow or black forms.
Photography Wild Delmarva on 21 Jul 2010
Photography Wild Delmarva on 20 Jul 2010
Photography Wild Delmarva on 18 Jul 2010
Photography Wild Delmarva on 17 Jul 2010
A Tricolored Heron, formerly known as the Louisiana Heron, comes in for a landing in a rookery shared with Great Egrets yesterday morning. More common in the southeastern U.S., I’m always happy to find these medium-sized, slender herons on Delmarva as they are here in smaller numbers than many other herons and egrets.
Photography Wild Delmarva on 16 Jul 2010