Saturday, May 17, 2014

From the New York Times - Black-throated Blue Warbler: Listen, stop and watch

Another gem from this morning's New York Times ...

Black-throated Blue Warbler: Listen, stop and watch

Too bad I don't have a photo to go with this piece.  I'll try for one when I am out this morning ... otherwise, I'll ask Jerry if I can borrow one from him.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

RRBO today

A late afternoon hour long walk around the lake at the RRBO was pleasant.  I managed the following photos.

Least Flycatcher

I like the pose, but the Black-throated Green Warbler photo above just missed.

I like the photo above a whole lot better.

Still looking for a decent photo of Yellow-rumped Warbler which were plentiful this afternoon.

I was surprised to see this Field Sparrow in the woods.

I don't know what it is, but I love this yellow and white flower in my backyard.

Belle Isle on the last Sunday in April

A walk around Belle Isle last Sunday was generally quiet.  But, I met up with Karl Overman and after that a few good birds popped up

I generally find Hermit Thrushes to be quite photogenic.  By that I mean they will wait for me and my slow camera

As we were talking Karl pointed out this singing Brown Thrasher.  After Karl left, I chased it around for awhile.  Alas, with no luck.  Then I was distracted by the bird below.

This Peregrine Falcon proved very cooperative.  This and one other photo were keepers.  I think it's a juvenile male bird.  

Finally, I was surprised to see this little female Bufflehead all alone in the large fishing pond across from the yacht club.  I thought April 27th might be a little late for it.