Monday, April 24, 2017

The youngster

Never saw this before, a first summer male redwing blackbird, preening in a solitary space. The flash of orange caught my eye, so I stopped to watch. The grooming went on for about 20 minutes interspersed with calls. I was happy to stand and watch, because the calls could have attracted a hawk.
                                                It was one of those days, cozy in the grass.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sweetness in the grass

Never expected to see this. There was a big puddle in the field and that attracted the field sparrows. So pretty.
The white throat showed up, larger sparrow.
It turned into a friendly feeding fest.
Around the corner someone delivered bird seed, blue jay attraction. Selective picker.
Robin is a plucker

Friday, April 21, 2017

Assorted delights

Early hermit thrush
The palm warbler, a blast of yellow.
Impossible to photograph kinglet
Very sweet, blue jay obvious couple, sipping water from knot hole
In our garden, by path,... way too close to human traffic, first robin nest of season.
Lots of white throated sparrows in the park. Usually they've left town by now.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This and that

A cluster of cormorants, Turtle Pond, good food source.
Beautiful color blend, dove and pond
One of life's most difficult photo subjects, the kinglet, frenetic activity. Kinglet ballet.
The statue of Daniel Webster is being staked out as a sparrow condo... in every crevice and opening underneath.
Getting supplies for the Webster House.