Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper

On the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), the wings are brown-black; hindwing is lobed. Forewing has transparent gold spots; underside of hindwing has a metallic silver band.
The Silver-spotted Skipper has a wing span of 1 3/4 – 2 5/8 inches (4.5 – 6.7 cm). The photograph of this Silver-spotted Skipper was taken at the Stuyvesant Cove Park on the East River in lower Manhattan with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm Macro lens.

Common Eastern Bumblebee

Common Eastern Bumblebee

Common Eastern Bumblebee on Flower

The picture of this Common Eastern Bumblebee was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. This very colorful picture of the Common Eastern Yellow Bumblebee was taken with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm Macro lens.

Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher on Branch

I photographed this pretty Great Crested Flycatcher yesterday near the visitor’s center at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge using my Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with a 2X extender.
To hear the song of the, click on the arrow below.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

During the breeding season Rose-breasted Grosbeaks eat a lot of insects, as well as wild fruit and seeds. Grosbeaks usually glean their food from dense foliage and branches. Grosbeaks usually glean their food from dense foliage and branches.The picture of this male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was taken at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York near the Dell Water using the Canon 5D MarkIII with the Canon 300mm lens with a 2X extender.

Laughing Gull Portrait

Laughing Gull Portrait

Laughing Gull Portrait

This very handsome Laughing Gull was photographed at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. The Laughing Gull’s species name is cachinnans, which is a 10-dollar word that comes from Latin and means to laugh heartily.