Monday, April 27, 2009

Quickie in West Virginia

Hooded Warbler LIFER!!!
Well, we're here! Travel went well and I'll say, the company here is SUPERB!!
My first life warbler was this gorgeous Hooded
Warbler. Isn't he spectacular? The FLOCK has grown with the surprise arrival of Jane from Jaylynn's Window on Nature and
What a treat! You'll never find two sweeter ladies.
Blogging is an amazing way to meet folks.
Amen.
Gotta run- the progam's going to start soon.

35 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful bird.I am almost jealous of your venture.Hope you have a blast.
Blessings,Ruth

Kallen305 said...

::Runs into the room throwing confetti:: ;o)

Woo Hoo Lynne!!!! What a fabulous lifer, such a gorgeous warbler!!! You will be racking up those lifers and I can't wait to see them all. Have fun!

KGMom said...

Lynne--so glad you are having a good time.

jalynn01 said...

It was nice to meet you face to face here at New River!!! Thanks for mentioning us on the blog. Aren't we having a blast?

Linda in Erie said...

Wow, what a great bird! I've never even heard of those. Go out and find some more lifers!!!

MojoMan said...

A "quicky"?! Who says birders are square little old ladies in tennis shoes and funny hats?

Montanagirl said...

The Hooded Warbler is gorgeous! I've never seen one. So glad your trip went well, and thanks for sharing the photo with us!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, you've got it made now! That Barb has the most unbelievable luck in finding and photographing the most marvelous birds.

Have a most wonderful time! The post title certainly is an attention getter.

Shellmo said...

First off - that warbler is beautiful! Congratulations!!
And second - i wish I was there with you ladies!!! Sounds like so much fun!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw tons of Hooded Warblers today too, Lynne... aren't they just gorgeous!

Laura on her way to W. Va.

Mel said...

Have fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!
Besos!!!
Mel

troutbirder said...

Way to go Lynne!!!!!

Kathleen said...

OMG! Yes, spectacular. This would be a life bird for me too. Tell him to hang around until the weekend!

Jayne said...

The warbler is beautiful Lynne. Glad everyone arrived safely and you are having such a good time. :c)

Pablo said...

Quite a nice bird. That one alone was probably worth the trip.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful bird to show in your first post from WV, looking forward to hearing all your photos and stories.

NatureWoman said...

SWEET!! The bird and the bloggers! Yay!

A New England Life said...

Wish I were right there with you ladies! Enjoy and keep showing us those beautiful birds : )

Sharon

dguzman said...

WOW--and even a great photo! So glad you're having a blast!

RuthieJ said...

That's a gorgeous bird! Can't wait to see more......

Leedra said...

Congrats on the new lifer, already! And in getting to meet bloggers in person. Know you will/are having a great time.

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Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Great photo. Congrats!

Vickie said...

Beautiful new find and photo!

Red said...

Fantastic photo Lynne! Glad you're having a good time, yet still able to keep us updated a bit!

jalynn01 said...

Way to go Lynne and thanks for the plug on my blog! We ARE having the most wonderful time!!

Tommy said...

Sounds like you're all having fun up there!

Love the colours of the Warbler.

p.s. the blog-links in the post need fixing ;)

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Great capture- lovely photo of the Hooded Warbler. I have never had the privilege of seeing one of those- they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and posting with such enthusiasm!

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
Oh my goodness! He is so very beautiful! Please say "Hi" to everyone for me....
I bet you are are having lots and lots of fun with fantastic friends!
Miss you all,
Sherry

scienceguy288 said...

What a lovely coloured bird. Great shot on your part as well.

KatDoc said...

MojoMan: Well - the "funny hats" part is right, as I am sure you will see in blog posts to come.

Lynnie, my love - Beautiful photo and such a thrill to have the perfect momento of a Lifer. All I can say is "Sweet, sweet, sweet!" (Oh, wait - No, that's the call of a Prothanotary Warbler. I mean, "Wheeta, wheeta, wheet-eo." Or is it ... Oh, never mind!)

~Kathi, scrambling to catch up

dAwN said...

I am so jealous of you all...what a wonderful time you must have had!
Great birdie!

Wren said...

The photo looks even better enlarged that it did on the camera. That was such fun, to share the excitement of a great look at a spectacular bird.

Blog on, Flock!

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. This is an excellent photograph. I don't have them here. Was stunned that I got a photo of a Pine Siskin the other day. To me that is almost like an exotic species.

My birds are on http://mybirdsblog.blogspot.com/

Bird Girl said...

Hi Lynne! Hope you had a safe trip back and are recovering nicely ;-) I am draggin' my butt around trying to catch up and yes...totally overwhelmed with pictures and editing and NEW birds coming back to my feeders!
Your hooded warbler is so beautiful!
I just loved meeting you and it was so much fun to hang out and meet the rest of the 'flock' - I look forward to your posts!

KatDoc said...

Hey, roomie - Put up a new post! Everybody else is bloggin' like mad; what's your excuse?

~Kat