Monday, September 30, 2013


Strawberry Field, lots of little birds on the fence and in the bushes.  Beautiful redstart.
Under the leaves common yellowthroat, male.
And that's when the subject morphed from bird to baby rat. There were four of them scurrying along the branches in the bush. They were about 2" in length, not counting the tail. And they moved as fast as a hummer.  Too cute!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pretty in blue

I do adore the black throated blue warbler. There were so many bugs that it didn't worry about human presence.
Also blue,  the jay collecting mouth-fulls of acorns. Stash time.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Still alive

The little redstart is still around, mostly on ground, running in circles, stirring up dust and bugs. Left eye is not right, but that's not stopping it from shagging lunch.  At one point the  bluejay gave an alarm screech and the redstart flew into the bushes, so it knows what to do in order to stay safe, but staying on the ground and not noticing people it could easily be stepped on.
A real pleasure, the prairie warbler also going for bugs, but not on the ground.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

So little

This was worrisome, one young redstart, great at catching bugs, but a grounder. No tail. I did see it fly usually about 15" off the ground, but from the side it looks like a wren.  I've seen it for two days. It runs around in circle stirring up the bugs, then snaps lunch. One eye is partially closed. It's not seeing humans very well, so could easily get stepped on.
Rainbow pretty, the common yellow throat
Hummer happiness for the day

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Glorious Tuesday

Perched is much easier for the camera. Hummer knew I was watching.
Bye bye birdie
Finally!  I've been waiting for the grosbeak who also likes jewelweed.
Around the corner lots of excitement, hooded warbler, drab in shade, brilliant in sunshine.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to birds

This wasn't what I was waiting for.... the common yellow throat, female.
This also wasn't what I was watching for, the magnolia.
THIS was what I was watching for, favorite hummer.
At rest for a change