June 28, 2009

Canadian Geese on the Lake

This is as close as I could get with my camera. We went to the lake to cool off with the family. I was ready to take pictures of the kids, which I was doing, when one of them yelled, "Grandma! There's some geese!" And I'm like, oh yeah...I'm a birder...! Grandkids get just as excited about birding as I do.

It's not a bird...but it still has wings : ) isn't this a beauty. With the help of a Blog I follow, I found out that this butterfly is called a Black Swallowtail. If you're needing butterfly information, check out the link on my sidebar. Thanks to Alan Tilmouth, Northumbria Nature Blog.

My daughter used my camera and got this photo. Another nice day at the beach in Kansas.


dAwN said...

Hee hee..nice beach u have there in Kansas Cindy!
I think its great the Grandkids are looking for birds!

Cindy Lenker said...

Ha Ha...yeah, I like oxy-moron type things..."ironies and inconsistencies"...(quote from Elizabeth Bennitt in Pride & Prejudice)

Alan Tilmouth said...

Hi,I have no experience with North American Butterflies but it looks like a Swallowtail species, perhaps Giant Swallowtail? Check this link http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/

Craig Glenn said...

Nice Cindy, Butterflies are fun to photograph if you can get them to stay still long enough. lol

Thanks for the kind comment and visit today!

Craig Glenn

Janet Creamer said...

Nice Black Swallowtail. Always a treat to see them.

Naomi said...

Hi Mom, cool blog so far :) yea! I've been published now..On to South Dakota for more photos~!