My daughter and my husband wanted to try to walk around Greenfield Lake so I let them off and I explored around the amphitheatre area the whole time they were gone. The bush where so many butterflies had congregated was over the hill so I didn't see all the beautiful butterflies I saw last week. Thanks to a local butterfly guy, I did get the Skipper from the other day identified -- it is an Ocola Skipper which is fairly common in the south in the fall.
I did see several warblers and the Redstarts were the most prominent but also saw a Palm Warbler as well as my old favorite the Yellow Rumped Warbler. There may have been others but a wedding was being set up at the gazebo with a guitar player practicing with a microphone -- not conducive to seeing or hearing lots of birds!
I think this Great Egret is always in the same place at the lake! He also posed nicely for me on this beautiful day yesterday.
Not uncommon, but the first time I have seen down here -- a Red Bellied Woodpecker hammering away on one of the trees oblivious to the wedding prep!
Not sure if I have identified this correctly, but think it is an Oak Toad -- it was very small and dark. They are identified by the stripe down the back which seemed very light but the other toads were all much larger.
I didn't see this at the park, but at my neighbor's on one of their bushes. I included it as it is the first time I have seen a hummingbird down here on the island although my neighbor had kept telling me she was seeing them all the time!! I had thought I was photographing one of the elusive dragonflies when I took this picture!