After a very successful weekend of hiking and photography, I just had to make more time to get outdoors than just the weekend. So, after work, my wife and I made our way to Peach Hill after work. Right from the beginning, my wife spotted a savannah sparrow, and I had a feeling it was going to be a decent hike.
It was a quiet hike at first, but when we decided to head up to the summit, that’s when things got interesting. We began to see several yellow-rumped warblers throughout the blossoming apple trees, but that wasn’t all we got to see.
Dozens of red admiral butterflies were everywhere at the summit! They were landing on the blossoms, open rocks on the trail and even on us! They usually shut their wings immediately when they landed, but with some patience, I was able to capture their beautiful orange patterned and white speckled wings.
On the way down, we ran into our first eastern towhee of the season. I definitely wasn’t expecting him to come out in plain sight like he did, and even at 7:30 pm, the shots came out pretty good! Not a bad night of sightings if I do say so myself.
Photos from Peach Hill Park (click photos to enlarge)