Date: 9/24/17 8:41 am From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> Subject: [NHBirds] OT: Need butterfly ID/also birds at Rye Harbor report
Somehow I missed the BioBlitz at Odiorne yesterday. I saw a number of peeps and a few Plovers in the wrack along the trail to the left of the toll gate but I don't think anything unusual.
However, I did see a small, brown butterfly with unusual spotting on the edge of the inner hind wing. I spent a lot of time going through my guides and also on-line yesterday but I was not able to identify the species.
My best estimate is that the wingspan was about 1" to 1.25" and while I was not able to get photo of it with its wings closed, I don't recall seeing any unusual markings on the outside; however, it was flitting around a lot so I could have missed seeing any.
The photo is not great because it was taken with my cellphone and I also zoomed in when I cropped the picture. Look at http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/idhelp and click on the thumbnail for a larger size.
Other than that, I saw a Great Blue Heron in the marsh just behind the buildings at Rye Harbor and a Great Egret in the run-off area just down from that (same side of 1A).