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SNOUT Refeshment!

Posted by bandjzmom 7 NWGeorgia (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 17:54

Wow! Came out the front door to this sight! With all of the birdbaths that I have in my yard, I can honestly say that I have never come across a butterfly perched upon one and drinking like a bird would. This American Snout Butterfly needed a bit of refreshing I suppose! So happy to have been able to provide it. :o)


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Hehehehe!! I've NEVER seen anything like that, Angie!

You should submit the picture to Birds and Blooms magazine!

Sherry


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Isn't that something Sherry? I have never seen such a thing either. At first, I couldn't believe what I was seeing! It stayed there a good while drinking. Ya never know what you might see out there!
Angie


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I agree with Sherry, submit it! Great catch! Never knew butterflies sipped water as well as nectar.


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Okie dokie ladies. I will take your suggestion. Consider it submitted! :o)
Angie


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Angie,

You sure that Snout wasn't just mesmerized by his reflection? Glad you are submitting it.

Sandy

This post was edited by butterflymomok on Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 14:09


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Puddling is the more common way that butterflies drink water...and minerals. Great pic!


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YEP, I am sure Sandy. I stood there and watched it drink. So odd, for sure. Thanks Linda!
Angie


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Angie, I just noticed the great reflection in the birdbath and couldn't help but comment.


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It probably enjoyed its reflection as it drank Sandy. I couldn't get over what I was actually seeing at the time. It just struck me as being so so odd. :o)


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Read your comment and was looking for the like button.


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Funny Sandy! I do that too. I always wondered why there wasn't also a "dislike" button. Sometimes on FB, I would click on it for sure.


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Who said butterflies were dumb! I have seen them drinking from a hummingbird feeder but not a birdbath. Cool shot!

Elisabeth


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Thanks Elisabeth. It sure was an odd sight to behold. I couldn't believe it stayed there long enough for me to go inside and grab my camera.


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Wow! Great picture Angie! You can see its reflection and its shadow in the water! Cool!


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Thanks! I was thrilled to be able to get the shot and capture the behavior. :o)


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Angie, amazing shot! It so exciting to see new things in nature, especially when they have to do with butterflies. Thanks for sharing your discovery, Tony


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Thanks Tony. I was just blessed to be at the right place at the right time I think. I'll probably never ever witness this behavior again. :o)
Angie


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