Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Parasitic Jaegers

Was able to see a parasitic jaeger chase a gull who clearly had a full crop.  This particular bird (and outing) was half-hearted in the attempts to make the gull regurgitate its meal.  The jaeger did twist and turn in flight to get above the gull, then broke off its flight.  What a falcon-like flight!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Warbler migration is on!

Chestnut-sided warbler
Warblers are migrating!  After a morning of very little, several species were represented in their confusing fall plumages!
Magnolia warbler

Mourning warbler

Nashville warbler

Red-eyed vireo

Tennessee warbler

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ever Get the Feeling . . .

. . .  You're Being Watched??

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bluebirds and Others

Banded a gorgeous male eastern bluebird past weekend. 

Lots of butterflies and moths in the cup plant, as well as monarchs and moths noodling around.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Though these were taken earlier this year, very worth posting.  Sora are not often seen in full view like this.  What a great find.  There were two individuals out this day, most unconcerned with anyone watching from the boardwalk. 

Yellow-throated Vireo

This gorgeous yellow-throated vireo was banded recently at a public program.  She had a brood patch so was breeding in the area. 

Wild Turkeys

Wild turkeys in the metro area are not overly concerned with humans.  This combined (two females) family wandered around me when I was in a park recently.