Piscataway Park

early fourthAn ANS walk through several sections of Piscataway Park began with this stop at Piscataway Creek. The trip yielded lots of nice dragonflies and butterflies and some good birds: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (adult and immature), Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (patrolling but not catching any fish), quick looks at a Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motocilla), a cooperative pair of Blue Grosbeaks (Giuraca caerulea). Buttonbush proved to be a good spot for finding butterflies. New ones to my very short list: Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus), black-morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus), Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor).