Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Balancing work

Sometimes it's very hard to balance serious work and birding. Certainly birding is calmer.  The male black-throated blue warbler flew into this space followed shortly by the female. Nice.
Titmouse for my pal Judy.
I overheard a mother identified this plant for her child, the balloon plant.  I'm not any better with the ID, so this will have to stay precisely that. It dries, bursts open and makes magic.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Still flitting around

Bath time for the parula.
Mrs. Towhee showed up, not too cooperative, but better than nothing.
Nuthatch having upside down bugs.
Peek-a-boo yellow bellied sapsucker.
The redstart female
This is for Karen, one of the West End Avenue juncos.  

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.