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First Day Butterflies…& Birds!

September 16, 2014

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After breakfast, our first stop was The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy.

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Hot.

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Humid.

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The beautiful blues that were difficult to snap.
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Wings Open…
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Wings Closed

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I had a hitchhiker for most of my visit…a butterfly that attached itself to my shirt until we exited.
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DH’s head was a favorite for an old blue with tattered wings.

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Beautiful finches

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& “blue” birds, quail… (I spent all afternoon one day trying to find the names of these lovelies. Cornell Ornithology – you failed me for the first time ever!)

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A Honey Creeper of some sort, I’m certain.

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Baby Quail with mommy

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Japanese Quail, I think

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A Parrot Finch with a blue-cheeked feathered friend

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Could not identify these gorgeous, brilliant two!

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What would a visit to south Florida be without seeing a Flamingo or two?

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