Saturday, October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, Riverside Park

I am a male Redstart,
Shown here from underneath.
I am black and white with orange accents,
A great bird for Halloween!

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, Riverside Park

I am a Blue-grey Gnatcatcher,
I dart around quickly while looking for bugs.
I have thin white rings around my eyes,
If my eyes were red, you'd think I was on drugs.

Sources: Cornell Lab - Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, 20th Street

I'm a male Black-throated Blue Warbler,
My throat is black and my back's mostly blue.
Although I don't look anything like my mate,
We both like to eat insects and fruits.

Sources: Cornell Lab - Black-throated Blue Warbler

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, 20th Street

I'm a female Black-throated Blue Warbler,
My throat's not black, nor am I particularly blue.
In fact, I don't look anything at all like my mate,
My throat is a yellowish hue.

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, 20th Street

We are two Northern Mockingbirds
Having a chat upon some roof tiles.
When we're done we'll go imitate other birds.
We're not mean, that's just our style.

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

Location: Fort Pierce, D.J. Wilcox Preserve

I am a White Peacock butterfly,
Resting here amongst fallen autumn leaves.
I drink nectar, I'm not a detritivore,
Despite what this picture might make you believe.

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

Location: Vero Beach, Riverside Park

I am a Cape May Warbler,
In summer I eat Spruce Budworms for fun.
In the winter, I like to drink nectar
Using my curled, semi-tubular tongue.

Sources: Cornell Lab - Cape May Warbler

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson