Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Primrose Moth and an Eastern Kingbird for Outdoor Wednesday

Yesterday I drove about 2 kilometers(It was too hot to get out of my car and walk) along the shoulder of an old country road with my car window open studying the common primrose plants growing there on the graveled shoulder. Each year as soon as I see Primrose in bloom I start to look for the beautiful little pink and cream-coloured moth that thrive on ( or in these blossoms). Yesterday I only foundfour and took these pictures from my car window, wishing that I had brought along my closeup lens with me. I have noted to do that another day. . Each photo or blossom contains two moths each. I was surprised I saw so few moths! but was thrilled when I saw their beautiful pink sticking out of the blossoms!

Earlier this week I saw two Eastern Kingbirds on wires near an old barn that I have been studying ( to see this old barn please go to my posting on another of my blogs) here:
I wasn't sure of the id of the Kingbird but I was quite sure it belonged to the flycatcher family as I watched the bird leave its perch on the wire and drop to the grass below to catch something. then after downloading the photos
I noticed the white tip of the bird's tail. Also the bird's black head sealed the bird's id in my mind: An Eastern Kingbird. I hadn't seen one in a long while.

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Love Bears All Things said...

Sounds like just the kind of things I like to do...I am often struck by the looks of old barns, sometimes while riding down the interstate highway, and I'll say that I must come back this way and find that barn..
Mama Bear

LV said...

You found some very nice outdoor things on your outing. I loved them all. I do not get too many butterflies here, but I do enjoy seeing them.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful photos, Ann! I was just looking at your photos of the covered bridges in NB. I was born in NB, actually a lot of my family still lives in and around Riverview-Moncton area, and it was a thrill to see the bridges of home. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.


Appalachian Lady said...

A beautiful moth--will look for it around here. The king bird is also a nice photo.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THose moths are quite pretty.I have never seen one like this.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers and a great sighting of the kingbird. Great photos from your outdoor world.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful photos. I have never seen this small moth. Very pretty. Hope you have a blessed week. Debbie

DeniseinVA said...

I've never seen one of those pink moths before. It's so pretty and your photos are lovely. Looks like you had a nice ride, especially as you spotted the kingbird after not having seen one in some time.
An English Girl Rambles

Mary said...

I really like that moth! It is such a beautiful thing. Kingbirds are fun to watch.