Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
A pair of Blue-winged Teals.
|Blue-winged Teals with male Wood Duck|
Yesterday I also added 4....
Other birds of interest photographed today were
|Male Magnolia Warbler|
|Black and White Warbler|
|Female Magnolia Warbler|
|Looks like Round Goby is on the menu this evening.|
Friday, May 22, 2020
This afternoon Dave Dister called to report that Matt McConnell found a Loggerhead Shrike on the perimeter fence at Mason County Airport.
The Shrike is the prime suspect in the death of this impaled insect..
Also added to the yard list today were...
|Northern Parula Warbler (#122)|
|Spotted Sandpiper (#123)|
|Black-throated Green Warbler (#124)|
Other birds of interest were yesterday's new bird American Pelican which were represented with a group of six which passed by on the inland side of the house.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
|White speck to the left of center is an American White Pelican|
|Cropped version of previous photo|
After just a few moment the large bird took flight and fortuitously headed my direction.
Also this morning while birding the street-side of my property I noticed a motionless doe with a distressed look. I initially thought she might be injured but a view through binoculars revealed the reason(s) for her anxiety.
|Doe with one of her two newborns.|
A couple of other photogenic birds also posed for portraits.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
I was delayed in finding a voicemail from my doctor because my phone had been on the charger. It was not a typical message from a health care provider, rather he had a Summer Tanager visiting his feeders. But by the time I found the voicemail and drove to the location, the evening overcast light was fading and I had missed the bird by about 10 minutes. Luckily the bird stayed overnight and I was able to get some photos this morning.
|Eastern Kingbird (#115)|
|Cape May Warbler (#116)|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler (#117)|
|Yellow Warbler (#118)|
Saturday, May 16, 2020
|Yellow-throated Vireo (#107)|
|Philadelphia Vireo (#108)|
|Magnolia Warbler (#109)|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler (#110)|
|Pine Warbler (#111)|
|Least Flycatcher (#113) - National bird of Chebekistan|
The only new bird that I wasn't able to photograph was a male Scarlet Tanager that flew over while the camera wasn't handy. Regardless the yard list is up to 114.
Other birds of interest in the yard this morning.....
|Black and White Warbler|
|The Orioles have gone through 8 lbs of oranges in 3 days, seen here at the grape jelly bowl|
|Multiple Catbirds are being seen daily|