Tough Week….

Well…I managed to get a summer cold. Made it through the winter without getting sick…figures…

So needless to say I haven’t done any hikes lately. I did manage to get a few butterflies over the past week.

Last Thursday I met up with the Thursday birder group up in Jemez Springs. The hike there was beautiful. No new birds for me. I tried in vain to get a pygmy nuthatch but no luck. Maurice pointed one out to me but I didn’t get a photo so it doesn’t make my list.

But I did get a couple of butterflies while there.

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Field Crescent

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Marine Blue

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Marine Blue

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Artic Blue

Then last Friday I had to drive to Santa Fe for work. I stopped in at the Randall Davey Audubon site but no luck birding. I think every school kid within a 25-mile radius was there running, screaming, scaring everything in the vicinity. But I found a couple of butterflies.

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Common Checkered Skipper

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Checkered White

Then I got knocked down by my cold. Managed to get one butterfly in my own yard.

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Canyonland Satyr

Yesterday I finally started feeling like I was going to live so I drove to Bill Spring for a couple of hours. Glad I did because I got a couple of beauties. 🙂

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Question Mark Comma (I think lol!)

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Western Tiger Swallowtail

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Weidemeyer's Admiral

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Hoary Comma

This coming Sunday is an annual butterfly count in Las Vegas, NM. I’m hoping to attend. Will be fun to chase butterflies in the sun for a few hours after being home bound this week.

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