Monday, September 12, 2011
AMNH Walk followed by Hummingbirds and Green Heron
What a gorgeous day! Not a lot of warblers around, but really a wonderful day to be in the park. During Paul's walk, there were a few interesting birds but none of them wanted pictures. I love those walks. The whole experience is so friendly and inclusive. Definitely the kind of birder I want to be.
After the walk I went through the upper lobe quickly, just long enough to see this waterthrush in a tree. There were some workers nearby chipping downed branches, and the birds seemed a little out of sorts about it, maybe that's why this guy was way up there. He was just bobbing his tail and looking around. :-)
Over to the oven, hoping for hummingbirds. While waiting for them, I noticed that this green heron had appeared!
It started out on "my" side of the fallen tree, and migrated to the other side, finally on the leafy fallen branch. What a treat!
Oh, and yes, there was a hummingbird.
I think there was only one, so it had to be extra gorgeous.