Oh, how I love May!

Yesterday morning started out cloudy, but I decided to try a new birding area anyway.  By the time I got there, the sun had come out and it was beautiful.  And boy, did this new park pay off!  I wasn’t there very long before I ran into a friend and his two birding buddies.  They started pointing out birds faster than I could keep up!  There were tons of Yellow-rumped Warblers around.  Although I see them all the time, I never get tired of how beautiful their breeding plumage is.

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I was thrilled to be able to photograph two new-to-me warblers.  I watched this Chestnut-sided Warbler for a long time, and it finally gave me two seconds to get a shot.

 

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In the same general area, I also got a shot of this Black-throated Green Warbler:

 

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Those two birds alone made my day, but there was much more to be seen.  Flying overhead was a Broad-winged Hawk.

 

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Last summer, one of these hawks nested in our woods and I really hope they come back again to my area this year.

There were lots of beautiful Palm Warblers.

 

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And lots of sparrows.  I’m finding it very hard to get good at identifying sparrows.  I am pretty sure this is a Song Sparrow.  As always, please correct any incorrect id’s on this site!

 

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Finally, I got a shot of this lovely Grey Catbird singing in the sunshine.

 

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Other birds I saw on this outing included:  a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Yellow Warbler, a Blue-headed Vireo (I think!), a Nashville Warbler, a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, and a number of Red-Winged Blackbirds.

 

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One Response to Oh, how I love May!

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    Wow, what a great place you found and the birds love it too 🙂

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