Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Whitefish Point 5/27-5/28 2013


 A bit of a Hawk Migration was still in progress on Monday May 27.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

  Also present at the point were this Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a few groups of Evening Grosbeaks

   On Tuesday  morning the Grosbeaks came down to the Whitefish Point feeders to pose for some photos.

  Other birds of interest were....
Bald Eagle

Piping Plover

Blue Jays headed out to cross Lake Superior

Wider view

Acrobatic maneuver

The following birds were photographed at Seney NWR

Yard Update May 17-27

  On May 17th I posted about a Pine Siskin defending my feeder from a group of House Sparrows.  Also in my yard that morning I  photographed the female Black-throated Blue Warbler and Blue-headed Vireo pictured below. 

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo

   The Black-throated Blue was the first warbler in my yard this month and the Blue-headed Vireo was a new bird for my yard list #130.  The same day I added an Eastern Kingbird (#131) to the list.

  Fast-forward to Saturday the 25th a chilly 35 F morning and I had this Hummingbird trying to stay warm by fluffing up her feathers.   A rather late Common Loon also flew over.

Fat Hummingbird

Common Loon

The thermometer said 35 F, the strawberry plant wanted a recount.

  Another Warbler and Vireo showed up on Monday the 27th.

Magnolia Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

5/22/2013 Crane Creek

   On May 22, I took my final spring trip to Crane Creek and photographed the following birds.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Spotted Sandpiper

Female Magnolia Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Eastern Kingbird

Canada Warbler

Female American Redstart

Magnolia Warbler

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pine Siskin taking charge 5/17/13

I could have saved a lot of money on sunflower seeds this winter if I had this guy around to determine who gets a seat at the table

House Sparrows converge on feeder

Coming in for a landing

First one to lower their wings loses

Access Denied


He probably would share if he had any extra