Ruby Throated Hummingbird at Greenbury Point.

I awoke to a cloudy day, which began clearing quickly. Temps were in the high 70s with a light breeze, and it looked like an ideal birding day. I got to Greenbury before 8:00 and found some nice birds right away.
I was pleased to see my first Hummingbird at Greenbury, and a few other birds that have been scarce showed up as well.
I also vowed to stay out of the thorns, or wear long pants.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

This female Ruby Throated Hummingbird is the first I’ve seen at Greenbury.


Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

This Great Crested Flycatcher was singing softly right out in the open, but it still took me a while to locate him.


Bluebird

Bluebirds were definitely more plentiful last year.


Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail

This blossom must have been special, as several butterflies gathered to feed it despite the proximity of many similar flowers.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

Blue Gray Gnatcatchers don’t seem to be as plentiful as they were last year.

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

I haven’t seen an Eastern Kingbird in a while.


Goldfinch

This Goldfinch may be a juvenile.

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