Friday, September 11, 2009

Recent Hasty Brook Birds

There's not much time for text for this post as I'm leaving in a while for my road trip to Wausau with Ruthie. I've got a stack of bird photos from our trips up to Hasty this summer so I thought I'd just post them all together. This mature Bald Eagle is actually the last photo I took two weeks ago when we were there last. He cruised just at tree top level past the balcony.

I'm calling this little guy a Least Flycatcher. I am admittedly poor at identifying flycatchers so if I'm wrong, help me out.

When I took this picture of the Black and White Warbler I didn't even realize there were two birds in the view.

Here's an immature Bald Eagle flying over the yard.

The hummers liked the clover better than my feeder.

"Dueling finches!"

We have many Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers breeding at Hasty.

I finally got a picture of the Golden-winged Warblers breeding at Hasty. I've seen them for three summers but this is my first photo. It's not a great shot but I'm happy to have it. This bird spent a lot of time hanging upside down checking out clumps of dried leaves for insects. When I looked it up in my Peterson guide, that behavior was listed as characteristic of this warbler.

Chestnut-sided warblers are very common breeders at Hasty. They seem to be very curious birds and are easy to pish in for a closer look. In fact, this bird sat a long time letting me take pictures, then launched himself right at me landing only about two feet away checking me out!

These Sandhill Cranes were about a quarter mile from Hasty but last visit we had three Sandhills fly over the camper. I've heard them down by the creek several times but have never seen them. Maybe with our new view from the balcony I'll get a look.

White-throated Sparrows breed at Hasty but last visit the numbers were way up. Are they starting show up from the north? This one is shy.

It was only last summer that I was finally able to hear Red-eyed Vireos and identify them by sound. Now they seem to be everywhere up there. They are another bird that seems to be curious about pishing.

Well, that's it. Time to finish my packing for the ROAD TRIP! We'll have wifi at the hotel so I hope to post from there.
Have a good weekend everyone!














32 comments:

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

OHMYHOMYOHMY! These are just wonderful, amazing photos! Every single shot! Eagles and sandhills, that sapsucker, a terrific chestnut-sided warbler…and my beloved white-throat.

OH, MY!

P.S. Have a great trip and be safe!

Linda in Erie said...

Such wonderful photos. It's like you have your own bird sanctuary! Have fun on your road trip!

scienceguy288 said...

I think (Think being the operative word here) that I saw a bald eagle being hurried away from something by another, smaller bird. It happened fast and just caught it out of the corner of my eye, but it would be my first.

Tina said...

Gosh, I want to come visit hasty brook....you really saw quite a variety of birds while you had your camera pointed towards the skies...Nice work, Lynne!

possumlady said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm SO jealous of all the birds you have at Hasty Brook!! Me, I'm just excited if I see a goldfinch!

Have a wonderful and safe trip! Say hi to Julie for me.

Carolyn H said...

Lynne: Oh, I am so jealous, I can barely type. But I can't decide which of your birds and photos makes me more jealous. I'm just jealous all over.

Carolyn H.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enjoyed this wonderful collection of birds.Hasty Brook seems to be a bird mecca.Have a great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

ivars krafts said...

Neat shots, Lynne! Why would you ever want to leave Hasty Brook? But have a wonderful & safe trip.

JKoenig said...

I think you have hit the jackpot! What a wonderful assortment of birds most of us never see. I'm happy for you. Thanks for sharing with us. I look for to seeing more.

dguzman said...

Wow. I want to go to Hasty Brook!

NCmountainwoman said...

Wow! What a wonderful series of photographs...each one is just beautiful. I'll come back to look at them again and again.

Have a great time in WI.

troutbirder said...

Makes me want to move up north!

jalynn01 said...

Wow Lynne! What a nice variety of birds. Love the Eagle cruising by your balcony. You have quite a lot of warblers. love the black & white x2... and even sandhill cranes.. You have it all girl. Have a safe trip!!

Jayne said...

Amazing variety of birdies there at Hasty Brook. Love the little sapsucker! Have a wonderful time on your "Thelma and Louise" road trip!!

Montanagirl said...

Lynne, this is such a beautiful series of photos! I of course love them all, esp. the Chestnut sided Warbler. I have never seen one of those.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Lynne. Well Hasty is definitely the place to be. I'm very envious of all these sightings.
Have a great trip & stay well. FAB

denapple said...

So Lynne, when will you quit your day job and just live in bird heaven full time? Hmmm?

Cindy said...

wow, what a wealth of great birds.. and to get one black-white warbler in a frame is a challenge, much less 2? too cool!

Beth said...

Great photos, Lynnie. Love the black and whites the best. So cute.

Beth

Bird Girl said...

OK - that's it! I'm jealous! I can't believe you have seen all these wonderful birds at or near your Hasty Brook!!! WOW to ALL and I just LOVED this post - you really got some beauties!! And I am going through a dry spell here.....help!!!

Kelly said...

...lovely photos! I can't wait until our little White-throated Sparrows return for the winter. Loved your photo of one.

Ruth said...

A wonderful assortment of birds and great photos as well!!!

Owlman said...

Great shots. I especially like the mature Bald Eagle - VERY crisp!

Eve said...

You have a beautiful set of birds there at Hasty Lynne! These are just wonderful! Great shots all of them!

BirdingMom said...

All wonderful photos but I do so love the White Throated Sparrow. I am always grabbing my camera when there is one at my feeder.

dAwN said...

oH my! these photos are wonderful..you truly have a birdie paradise in Hasty brook!
So when will u have the next BwBTC outing at Hasty! I think that would be sooooo cool!

Mary said...

Linne, you are the queen of bird shots. Really! I love that chestnut sided - so pretty!!!!

And, I smiled wide at the WT sparrow. Awww, I'll see them soon.

May

Kathiesbirds said...

What a feast for the eyes these birds are! I love the little warblers! I hope you have fun at the bird fest!

Heidi said...

Fantastic pictures Lynne! I have yet to read about it at yours and Ruthie's blog, but I'm sure you two had an amazing time :)

Leedra said...

Wonderful post.

Priscilla said...

What amazing, beautiful photos! I'm in awe of people who can photograph birds well. And what a rich collection of birds in your neck of the woods! Thanks for the variety.

Valerie said...

Love those birds! I hope some day I will see an eagle flying wild and free!