Recent Sightings

Sightings From April 2013

April 29, 2013

Spotted salamander

Spotted salamander

Spotted Salamander was seen moving at night on April 29. Photo by Hankyu Kim.

April 27, 2013

black and white warbler

black and white warbler

Black and White warbler look back at the camera, and was captured by photographer Brian Repa. Seen near East Rocks on April 27.

April 27, 2013

Duskywings on a branch

Duskywings on a branch

Brian Repa photographed these two duskywing butterflies on a branch. Research Biologist David Barber believes they are sleepy duskywings, but says it's difficult to confirm from this angle. The other possibility he suggested is the dreamy duskywing, but he reports that dreamy duskywings usually are seen a little later.

April 27, 2013

Gray comma

Gray comma

Gray comma butterfly spotted and photographed by Brian Repa on April 27.

April 24, 2013

Bloodroot in bloom

Bloodroot in bloom

Look for native blooming bloodroot in front of the Visitor Center. Photo by Mary Linkevich.

April 23, 2013

mourning dove by brian repa

mourning dove by brian repa

This mourning dove was photographed by Brian Repa from the bird blind in the Native Plant Garden.

April 21, 2013

Red Spotted Newt

Red Spotted Newt

Red spotted newt photographed by Brian Repa in the Native Plant Garden pond.

April 21, 2013

Black and white warbler by brian repa

Black and white warbler by brian repa

Black and white warblers, one of our more common spring migrants here at Hawk Mountain, can be seen along the trails, and near East Rocks. Photo by Brian Repa.

April 18, 2013

red backed vole by hankyu kim

red backed vole by hankyu kim

Look for a red-backed vole at the North Lookout, darint in and out of the rocks in search of a snack. Photo by Trainee Hankyu Kim, South Korea.

April 17, 2013

Blue and gray gnatcatcher by Hankyu Kim

Blue and gray gnatcatcher by Hankyu Kim

A blue and gray gnatcatcher perched. Photo by Hankyu Kim.

April 16, 2013

Black vulture crossing fingers by hankyu kim, trainee

Black vulture crossing fingers by hankyu kim, trainee

Spring trainee Hankyu Kim caught this great shot of a black vulture. We call it, "cross your fingers!"

April 14, 2013

Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower

Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower

April 14, 2013

Hermit Thrush by Brian Repa

Hermit Thrush by Brian Repa

Hermit Thrush by Brian Repa.

April 14, 2013

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler. Photo by Brian Repa.

April 14, 2013

Spring Azure Butterfly

Spring Azure Butterfly

The Spring Azure is one of the first butterflies of the season, and can be seen along the trails or near the Visitor Center and parking areas. It has a powdery blue color. Photo by Brian Repa.

April 13, 2013

White throated sparrow

White throated sparrow

White throated sparrow by Brian Repa.

April 11, 2013

Red-backed vole

Red-backed vole

Red-backed vole at North Lookout. Photo by international trainee Hankyu Kim.

April 11, 2013

Broading by Hankyu Kim

Broading by Hankyu Kim

The Broad-winged Hawk can be identified by the white stripe on the tail feathers, and it's broad, rounded wings. This broadwing was photographed by spring trainee Hankyu Kim, and this is considered an early sightings. Broadwings are more commonly seen during early May.

April 10, 2013

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow perched near the North Lookout. Photo by international trainee Hankyu Kim.

April 7, 2013

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Photo by Brian Repa.

April 7, 2013

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

A common bird, often seen in and around the Visitor Center and elsewhere, this photo of the Tufted Titmouse was taken by Brian Repa.

April 7, 2013

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

The garter snakes are moving. A small and common snake, this photo was taken by Brian Repa

April 7, 2013

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

This Mourning Cloak Butterfly was photographed by Brian Repa, and is one of our common early spring butterflies. Also keep an eye out for the spring azure, a delicate powdery blue butterfly commonly seen in and around the mountaintop.

April 7, 2013

Garter Snake

Garter Snake

Watch for a small (and very safe) Common Garter Snake. Photo by Brian Repa.

April 1, 2013

spring peeper

spring peeper

Tis the season! Late March and early April brings the peepers. Photo by Bill Moses.

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