Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Birthday Hummingbird and Other Treats

Party like it's my birthday - meaning birding in the park!  I went for a low-key lovely walk visiting my favorite spots.  At the upper lobe this red-eyed vireo caught my eye, but not my camera lens, right away.

Red-eyed Vireo
 I thought this duck looked weird.  A closer look revealed - that's no duck!
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron
 Behold the might hunter.  A good-sized meal well earned!
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron
 The vireo did not get tired of finding new ways to defeat my camera.
Red-eyed Vireo
 The redstart demonstrated how to pose.  Now there is a sentence I never thought I would write!
American Redstart
 On the way to the oven I got distracted by this black-and-white warbler.  There was actually a hummingbird there briefly too.
Black-and-white Warbler
 At the oven I saw this Canada and a hummingbird (actually two, but only one stayed) but the hummingbird was far back in the jewelweed.  Back to the upper lobe!
Canada Warbler
 A few minutes of watching by the willow and out came this little lovely.  She was a joy to watch, visiting all of the flowers in turn, showing off her flying skills.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 The sun even came out briefly!  What a lovely birthday hummingbird.  :-)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 Oh, and also, there was a Carolina wren nearby.  Yay!
Carolina Wren

1 comment:

  1. Amazing photos from a beautiful woman on a brilliant day. I never knew you were to into birds, and so good at capturing the little buggers. You must visit my family in Ohio next time I go home. We have so many birds! My sister may just put you and your camera to work on the horses; they can be a bit tricky to get good photographs of too. Thanks for sharing your day, and your great images. öptum!