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.
A thoroughly nice morning for a change. It was a bit cloudy early, but it cleared up adequately and I was ale to get a few good images. There was plenty of activity. I missed the best warblers, but got enough pictures to be content.
Bugs were plentiful, and a snake and a couple of frogs made for a nice morning.
I haven't seen an adult male Common Yellowthroat in a while.
Another elusive Magnolia Warbler.
Baltimore Orioles are still passing through.
This Cardinal is molting.
I found this White Eyed Vireo as I was leaving the park.
This Brown Thrasher posed nicely.
Another Scarlet Tanager in Winter plumage.
A nice selection of other creatures today.
It was cloudy again, with the promise of clearing skies, and that’s what we got.
There was reasonable activity today, but still no large number of migrants. I had to do some searching to find the birds I did see.
I spent some time examining a goldenrod field, which is a good source for bugs. A Tree Frog showed, as well.
This Tree Frog was sitting on a small leaf.
I found a small flock of House Finches.
This Ruby Throated Hummingbird popped up right in front of me.
Not a great image, but a very nice Magnolia Warbler.
I had to do some hunting to find this Common Yellowthroat.
Goldfinches change dramatically in the Fall.
The skies were less gloomy than yesterday, and the North winds had me anticipating a good morning. I was very surprised that two hours of looking produced not a single bird worth photographing.
Bug hunting was much more productive.
A gloomy morning with rain threatening, but we had a NE wind last night, which might help the migrating birds heading South.
I arrived near dawn, as usual, and there was quite a lot of activity after an hour or so. It was mostly Robins and Catbirds, with a few other mixed in, and I was able to find a few warblers. I had to use the flash, so no really great images.
Bug hunting was curtailed by a light rain.
The American Redstart is one of my favorite warblers
Chestnut Sided Warbler
This Chestnut Sided Warbler is almost certainly a migrant.
Scarlet Tanagers seem to be migrating as a group.
Blue Gray Gnatcatchers are still fueling up for migration.
The day started very cloudy, but there were enough patches of sunshine to get a few decent images. There were a few warblers around, but I wasn’t able to get any decent shots.
Bugs were more plentiful today.
Indigo Buntings did very well this year.
This Scarlet Tanager was a nice catch.
This Northern Flicker landed very close to me.
Indigo Buntings did very well this year.