Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
"Freedom is not Free", part of the Korean War Veteran's Memorial Vietnam Women's Memorial
Photos from our family trip to Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, D.C.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I've been watching this lovey dovey pair cooing around the yard for the last week. They're inseparable. I wonder where their nest is.
Here he is awake! He stayed at the feeders all day and even took a few baths. I didn't see him at all today. Moved on I guess.
I've never seen House Wrens eat suet before today. This cheeky little tyrant chased away birds three times his own size.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
HA! I caught a Redstart perched!! By now I was laughing loud enough to bring my kids running.
I stalked this Ovenbird, trying to get a good look all day yesterday. He spent the day creeping around under the lilac hedge. He was cagey, never coming out of the shadows for long. Finally he made his way out to the ground under my feeders. Who needs a stinky Wilson's Warbler when you have ME in all my golden beauty?
I still need to start a book.
Monday, May 19, 2008
and it was hard to get a good look. I was so intent on catching up to them that I nearly got too close to a skunk. Luckily I smelled him before I got any closer. I was really excited to find this Marsh Wren (lifer). I've only ever seen House Wrens before so now I have a whopping TWO wrens on my life list!
I think I lost track of time watching a dozen or so Barn Swallows swooping over the cattails and under the foot bridge. After a while they didn't seem to mind my presence and I just stood there, turning slowly, watching them all around me. Speed and grace in a beautiful little package.
Eastern Wood Pewee? I'd heard it's call but don't think I can id it just by looking at it. Help please!
How about a snoozing Song Sparrow?
Thanks again to Thomas for sharing this terrific birding location, along with his knowledge and tips!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Iran, Islamic Republic of
San Francisco, California
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iran, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
A Lincoln's Sparrow has been hanging around under me back yard feeders all week.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
A lifer for me and for Thomas.
Not a terrific picture but I've always liked capturing (accidentally) birds in motion.
This Golden-winged Warbler is one I found at the same Eagle Lake area last week. I was excited to find and identify it on my own. Lifer! Whoot!
Blackpoll Warbler. Lifer!
I think this Blackburnian Warbler is one of the prettiest birds I've ever seen. And it's a lifer!
They match the siding on this house.
Yellow Warbler from Cirque du Soleil.
Black and White Warbler- the only warbler song that I know.
I must have taken 50-60 pictures of this beautiful bird.