While my wife (Elsie) and I were visiting three of our children and their families in Pennsylvania (USA) over the July 8-12 weekend, I caught this White Cabbage Butterfly at my brother's home in Strasburg. I was glad to have captured this one clearly.
White Cabbage Butterfly (Note markings on the topside of the wings) (10-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
White Cabbage Butterfly with Wings Folded (Note the yellow cast to the underside of the wings) (10-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
A week earlier I found this Mourning Dove on the electrical wire across the back of our yard. I am guessing that the bulge on its back is from its tail feathers being bent downward to provide the necessary balance for staying on the wire. Anyone else have any idea?
Back View of a Mourning Dove on an Electrical Wire (3-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
The next six photos are of house finches and house sparrows--two very common bird types at our feeders.
Male House Finch against a Bright Sky (5-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
Female and Male House Finch Feeding (5-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
Male House Finch Gets His Fill of Food in Late Afternoon (7-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
What Is It? A Female House Sparrow Buried Looking for Food? (16-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
A Jaunty House Sparrow Checks Out His World (14-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
What Is This Female House Sparrow Pondering (7-Jul-17; © Richard L. Bowman)
While no spectacular photos this time, I do enjoy the antics of our feathered friends and being able to capture some good photos of a small butterfly.
© 2014-17, Richard L. Bowman