Right at the pond at the entrance were a couple of black-bellied whistling ducks.
|Male red-wing blackbird|
The butterfly garden/water feature is very lush. The light was perfect to take a photo of this hibiscus.
reported my sightings on the migration website that I follow. I raise several from eggs I collect from milkweed leaves in the summer and also report the ones I release.
I got a good shot of several of these butterflies. They are about 2/3 the size of the monarchs and I've been unable to determine what the species is. They're not quite the same as the monarch.
I took a few more shots of monarchs.
Amid these other shorebirds (dowitchers? willets?) I spotted a couple of ruddy turnstones.
The osprey was scanning the water for food. Its call reminds me of the chirping sound which serves as an aid for blind people at crosswalks back home.