Friday, October 24, 2014

Little magnolia

We got along fine for several minutes, -tiny bird, bugs, camera, admirer, the magnolia warbler. Lots of food.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watching small acitivity

Golden kinglet. I wanted to get a bug-in-mouth picture.
There's something in the mouth.
Speaking of small. And fast. Speedy, the wren.

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.

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.