Indiana 7/5/14

On July 5 while in Indiana, I visited Pokagon State Park to do some birding. Highlights included close views of Hairy Woodpeckers and a Scarlet Tanager. Later that day, I had a photo session with some beautiful damselflies. Species seen at Pokagon are listed below with photos to follow.

Birds (30 species, 0 lifers):

Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     Feeding on Broadleaf Milkweed nectar.
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  2     Adult male appeared to be feeding young.
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  10
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  5     Females seen. Male heard.
Brown-headed Cowbird  4     Males
Baltimore Oriole  1     Male seen.
American Goldfinch  3     Males.

SCTA

Male Scarlet Tanager

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Lilypad Forktail (blue form)

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Lilypad Forktail (blue form)

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Orange Bluet tandem pair

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Orange Bluet tandem pair

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Damselfly exoskeleton

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Vesper Damsel

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Orange Blue tandem pair

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