Friday, May 10, 2019

Orchard Oriole and A Redstart 5/10

After cool and rainy days, finally the sun came out and it warmed up slowly. 
We've been expecting Baltimore Orioles to show up since it is time for them. 
 It wasn't until late afternoon that the Orchard Oriole came to our deck.

Sad, the Oriole was jittery and  didn't get to eat any jelly.
The Redstart didn't stay long either, there will be other days.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

White-throated Sparrow and a Lincoln Sparrow 5/7

 White-throated Sparrow
Lincoln Sparrow

Just because . . . Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 And   . .  .    a Yellow-rumped Warbler

Nashville Warbler and Black and White 5/7

This puffball high in the tree was a Black and White Warbler fluffing out in the sun.

A Nashville Warbler high in a tree finally sat for a moment after 20 minutes of feeding.


Warbler Flock in Shoreland 5/6

Walking along the gravel road in Shoreland I saw a loose flock of Nashville Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Palm Warblers, Redstarts and Ruby-crowned Kinglets.
 Check out the red crown on the Nashville.

Yellow Warbler

Warblers were foraging the catkins were blown off the trees and unto the asphalt street.  
Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Redstart (female which I call Yellowstarts)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (not a Warbler)

Warblers in Oakwood!

These Warblers were seen in our backyard before 10 AM and even took tested the water.
Blackburian Warbler 

 Grooming after a quick dip 

 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Baybreasted Warbler

Black and White Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Sounds of Wrens, Swallows, Pileated Woodpeckers

Big Island State Park was filled with sounds, Spring Peepers began the concert.  5/5

White-throated Sparrow,  Oh Canada, Canada, Canada
 House Wren singing . . . 

Pileated Woodpecker banging away

Cliff Swallows chirping in abundance near I-35