I went back to Terrapin this morning, as it’s always been a good place for Fall migrants. I saw my very first Warbling Vireo, and witnessed an encounter between a Black Rat Snake and a Northern Flicker. Several good birds were around.
Bug hunting wasn’t as good, but I found a few.
I was standing under a tree full of birds at Terrapin when a Flicker flew in and started making one Hell of a racket. It was actually quite startling, but I couldn't see enough to tell what was happening. Imagine my surprise when I uploaded and examined the picture and saw a large snake having a disagreement with the Flicker. I left this full size so you can see more.
Magnolia Warblers seem to be migrating on the eastern shore also.
It's been a while since I photographed an Osprey.
The light was wrong for this Red Eyed Vireo .
This Goldfinch is wearing his Winter plumage.
Downy Woodpeckers are easier to find in the Fall.
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher s were very active.
Not great images, but we don't see Blackpoll Warblers often.
It was cloudy and cool this morning, with the promise of clearing and warming. The weatherman got it right, but the birds are still scarce. A late Chat made up for it, though.
A few interesting bugs made for a decent day.
This Black and White Warbler was a little distant, but still a nice find.
Brown Thrashers seem to be more common.
I'm seeing Common Yellowthroats nearly every day.
This Yellow Breasted Chat may be migrating a little late.
After yesterday’s disappointing foray, I went back to Governor Bridge in hopes of finding some migrants. I didn’t get any great images, but at least there were a few good birds around.
Bugs were more cooperative as well.
This Chestnut Sided Warbler stayed in the shade.
Northern Parulas breed at Governor Bridge.
There was a pair of Brown Thrashers foraging near the pond.
I saw a lot of Flycatchers.
Common Yellowthroats are fueling up for the trip South.
Cape May Warblers are being seen everywhere.
Magnolia Warblers are still abundant.
This Cardinal was enjoying the sunshine.
I don't see House Wrens very often.
This Grasshopper landed on my camera and was very cooperative.
It was just one of those days. Beautiful weather and no birds to speak of at all. I searched Wooton, along with a fellow birder, for 2-3 hours and found hardly anything at all.
I didn’t find much in the way of bugs, either.
This Common Yellowthroat was foraging in the marsh.
This Red Eyed Vireo posed nicely.
This Viceroy butterfly looks similar to a Monarch, However, a viceroy has a black line crossing the postmedian hindwing.
Although cloudy, it was a decent morning, and I headed back to Governor Bridge. There was very little activity when I arrived, but I found pockets of birds here and there-no groups of migrants, however.
Bug hunting was better than in recent days.
Scarlet Tanagers have been numerous recently.
Cedar Waxwings tend to travel in flocks.
It's been a few weeks since I've seen a Yellow Billed Cuckoo.
Magnolia Warblers continue to be the dominant warbler.
White Eyed Vireos are very vocal.
I decided to take a chance on Sands Road this morning, and it didn’t work well. It’s somewhat difficult going, but the habitat is excellent, and birds should be present. I found only a few, then went to Wooton, where the situation was similar.
I did find a couple of bugs, but it was a very slow day.
Flycatchers are active everywhere.
I'm seeing Magnolia Warblers nearly every day.
Common Yellowthroats are nearly common these days.
This is a juvenile Eastern Bluebird.
We finally got a decent run of migrants. I got 5 warblers today, which is a lot for me. A very pleasant morning indeed.
I didn’t leave much time for bugs, and I haven’t finished processing the photos yet.
American Redstarts tend to move quickly, so I feel lucky when I get a decent photo.
Common Yellowthroats are getting scarcer.
Magnolia Warblers are passing through daily.
Many Flycatchers were active today.
Red Eyed Vireos are also harder to find.
The Tennessee Warbler is a migrant travelling from near Canada to South or Central America.
Chestnut Sided Warblers travel a route similar to the Tennessee Warbler.
We only see these handsome Black Throated Green Warblers during migration.
Another beautiful day, but the birds weren’t as numerous. I did quite a bit of trekking, but never found a good concentration of migrants. Tomorrow may be different.
I only spent a short time bug hunting, but found a nice spider.
This Scarlet Tanager is heading South.
Black and White Warblers often forage upside down.
I hear Carolina Wrens often, but haven't photographed one recently.
Flycatchers are still plentiful.
I managed to get out for a short time yesterday, but the weather was so foul I cut the morning short. Today was entirely different. I saw several good birds, ‘though not many were posing well.
Bugs are getting a little harder to find.
Magnolia Warblers seem to be appearing everywhere.
The park is dominated by Robins and Catbirds lately.
Common Yellowthroats will be migrating soon.
This Tennessee Warbler was a welcome sight.
I haven't seen a Cape May Warbler since the Spring.
It was a beautiful morning, similar to yesterday. The North winds produces a lot of migrating birds, far more than I could photograph. I pretty much stayed in one place for an hour, then searched the adjoining area for more birds.
Bug hunting was productive again, as well.
This Brown Thrasher was the first bird I saw this morning.
This Chestnut Sided Warbler landed in a tree right next to me.
This Common Yellowthroat might be a first year bird.
Red Eyed Vireos will be heading South soon.
Black Throated Blue Warbler. I don't see many of these beautiful birds.