WILD NEW JERSEY: A DC Birding Blog: Eastern Tailed-blue at Griggstown Grasslands
A DC Birding Blog: Eastern Tailed-blue at Griggstown Grasslands
Photo Credit: Dendroica Cerulea
While Eastern Tailed-blue is one of the most common species in my area, it can be a frustrating butterfly to photograph. These butterflies are tiny, which necessitates a very close approach, but they are skittish enough that a close approach is likely to make them take flight. When they do sit, the usually keep their wings folded over their backs, so that the light gray undersides are visible instead of the brilliant blue uppersides.