Red Eyed Vireo at Governor Bridge Natural Area

Absolutely perfect birding weather. Temps in the low 70s, slightly cloudy and only a slight wind. The birds must have known it also, as there was a lot of activity this morning. I missed several good birds, but there was no shortage of good shots.

Oddly, the bugs were not at all active, maybe because of the relatively cool weather.

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Governor Bridge, the path to to the boat launch.

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The big field at Governor Bridge.

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The Downy Woodpecker is another bird that often lets you get very close.

Chickadee 220

This Chickadee ignored me, as they often do.

Red Winged Blackbird 116

I liked the color combination of the Red Winged Blackbird on the mimosa tree.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 217

Several Blue Gray Gnatcatchers were feeding rapidly.

Eastern Phoebe 106

Eastern Phoebe 107

I saw more Eastern Phoebes today than I did all week.

Cardinal 200

This female Cardinal was foraging in the big field.

House Finch 102

The female House Finch won the fight.



Common Yellowthroat 215


Common Yellowthroat 216

This Common Yellowthroat popped up right in front of me.

Goldfinch 219

Goldfinch 218

A flock of Goldfinches was flitting around the big field.

Baltimore Oriole 107

This juvenile Baltimore Oriole was in the big field.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 309

Ruby Throated Hummingbird 310

Ruby Throated Hummingbird s were very active.


Red Eyed Vireo 305

Red Eyed Vireos were very active also. They may have been juveniles.

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This Red Eyed Vireo was not happy to be displaced from his perch.