I have no idea what kid of butterfly this is.
Fritillary, I think
steam rising on what is left of my pond after the drought has just about sucked it dry, and
out of the corner of my eye, I see this
bird, which looks strangely like a gull
but not really, but yeah it does. Anyone? Thanks! I knew y'all would know and you did- a cormorant. I guess I have never seen one standing on the bank and didn't realize they were so big!