Sunday, October 19, 2014

Follow the Food

Sometimes you just have to stand in one spot and watch. The bugs were in the air, but there were also goodies on the ground.  Time to stay and observe.  Young blue jay.....
Yum.. some kind of crispy critter.
Same space, peewee snagging bugs and then spotted something else...
It didn't finish the worm, left it on sidewalk and resumed watching for flitting food.
The robin never  leaves a sidewalk worm, easy snack.
Now what?!  Blue jay worming too?  Yes!
This was a fun couple of minutes.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

More yellow

At this time of year it's necessary to really look at details of the common yellow throat.  Female??? No!  Note beginning of black mask. This is a young male.
Different bugging area, the females.
Total surprise, noise overhead, a whole flock of pine siskins. They flew in like a mob and departed the same way, lots of noise, heading west.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweet yellow

I do love peek-a-boo with the common yellow throat warbler. I stayed to watch, bugging time.
The palm warbler appeared up on a branch. I usually see them on the ground.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Painful start

Right out the door, dead flicker. Most likely flew into glass window and broke neck. This is no way to start the day. Too sad.
Into the park. One second glimpse of male grosbeak.
Pine warbler foraging for food, mostly bugs......
And then it chose berries.
The spots are tiny insects hatching out of grass. The birds were attracted.
The female redstart.
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