Wow! It was another of those rare days when I didn’t know which way to look or which bird to watch. A few migrants were visible, and lots of dispersing birds were feeding in the brush. The Cuckoo was a nice find, as they are somewhat secretive and seldom pose so well. I also played with a couple of other lenses, trying to get some hummingbirds and insects.
After the action slowed, I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the great light to try for some more Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.
I didn’t try to count the Blue Gray Gnatcatchers, but there were a Hell of a lot of them.
This Chestnut Sided Warbler (A first Winter female) is a migrant.
Red Eyed Vireos dominated the scene once again.
This Red Tailed Hawk was being pursued by some smaller birds.
I had close looks at two different White Eyed Vireos.
I was very surprised that this Yellow Billed Cuckoo settled down right in front of me.
I had the shutter speed just high enough to capture this moment.
These are first year Blue Grosbeaks.
I haven’t seen an Orchard Oriole in a while.
I used my small zoom lens to try to capture this Grasshopper.