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Not a bird,but another Monarch..

chico2
July 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM
I get soo excited when I see them,here are a couple of pics from today..

hazelrunpack
July 24th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Beautiful shots of a handsome male. I hope he's finding lots of lovely ladies to hang out with. :D

Lovely pics, chico!

Dee-O-Gee
July 24th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Wow! Stunning pictures Chico2. Colours are so vibrant! :lovestruck:

chico2
July 25th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Hazel,how do you know it's a male???

hazelrunpack
July 25th, 2011, 10:17 AM
See the black spots (one on the top of each hindwing)? The fems don't have that.

Dog Dancer
July 26th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Hazel - you know everything!! Great pics Chico. I don't think I've seen any Monarch's out in BC since I've been here. Maybe they don't come this far West - Hazel?? I know we had them back East when I was a kid.

hazelrunpack
July 26th, 2011, 01:56 PM
There is a small western population that winters on the west coast (California) somewhere. Here's a link about the migration routes...but they aren't very specific about where they overwinter or how far north they end up during summer: http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfly/migration/index.shtml

And I only knew about the patches cuz I went to the local nature reserve's kiddy show at their Butterfly House. :laughing:

Marty11
July 26th, 2011, 02:03 PM
BEAUTIFUL PICS :thumbs up Great photography!!!

Goldfields
July 26th, 2011, 09:29 PM
I ditto what DD said, you knew everything, Hazel. Glad someone does. :)


Beautiful photo's , Chico, that last one is worthy of an entry in any photography comp..