It was a Painted Lady
In my last post I wrote that the Black Phoebe ate a Checkerspot butterfly.
But after observing butterfly activity in the native garden area of our front yard, I realized that the butterfly that was devoured was a Painted Lady Vanessa Cardui.
There are more of these butterflies visiting the garden these days, probably part of the masses of migrating painted ladies moving up north.
Most of the butterflies are flying inland but the Bay Area has been fortunate, too.
And I am so happy to see them enjoying our native garden.
Apparently the Black Phoebes are happy, too.