Saturday, May 20, 2023

Mourning Warbler at Old Reid

 Gracie and I took nice little hike today at Old Reid along Buck Creek. We had walked down the trail to the creek when I saw movement in some brush. After observing for a few minutes, the bird popped out was a male Mourning Warbler. The Mourning Warbler passes through our area during migration...right now, he is on his way Canada and the most northern states for breeding. He winters in Central America. He's a hard bird to see and photograph....he's what's called a "skulking bird" meaning he stays deep in the brush and avoids revealing himself. He put on a show (as much as a Mourning Warbler will), although he did stay in the shaded brush....not optimal for clean photos due to the high iso, but still worth some pixels.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Magee Marsh Warblers

 Some of our shots from Magee Marsh this week....

Wilson's Warbler

Black-Throated Blue Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Female American Redstart Warbler

Black-Throated Blue Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Palm Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

American Redstart Warbler

American Redstart Warbler

Northern Parula Warbler

Canada Warbler

Monday, May 1, 2023

Mama Robin Ain't Scared of No Red-Heads!

 An interesting encounter at Old Reid Park (Clark County) this morning. I was thrilled to see a Red-Headed Woodpecker at Old Reid. This is the first one I've seen there in all of my time spent there! As I watched, the Red-Head made his way down the tree line. He apparently came a bit too close to an American Robin nest, and Mama Robin wasn't too pleased. She came at him, claws out. Although this took place at a fairly long distance from my vehicle and shots were at high iso with the gray skies, I was pleased to get a few images of the interaction.