Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday's magic

Every trip to the park starts with a question mark.  What will be seen?  Fingers crossed. Please let there be hummers.  Despite fewer jewelweed blossoms my prayer was answered. Hummers at the blossoms and grosbeaks eating the seeds.
I was strolling with another birder when we came to a space where there were no blossoms. Out of nowhere a hummer flew in. What follows will probably be once in my lifetime.  Hummer spied a spider's web with a trapped bug. The images speak for themselves. Bug-dining hummer.
To my "partners in beauty",(you know who you are), I'm thrilled that you can see such magic, and that this magic happened on first day back.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


This is what I hope to see today.
But, if no hummers I'll settle for berry/apple eating mockers.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

More from the files

Very young blue jay, a September baby.
And these two kids are practicing pre-making babies.
So ugly he's beautiful, grackle
Nice surprise, male common yellow throat warbler.
All from September 11th.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Tinkerbell

Restful moments
All from Sept.  10th.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Humming along

This is like watching Tinkerbell.
All from Sept. 10th.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Skipped sweets

Surely popcorn tastes better.
Stump cradle 
The water thrush, mmmm worm.
A veery
It started to drizzle so I went under the tree. So did the red eye vireo, me for shelter, vireo for berries.
Food hunting flicker.
Images from September 4th.