Another birdy day here

October 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Migration is still going strong with a good number of birds present here the past two days. There have been 1-2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the garden and at the feeders, too. A sampling of images includes this Black and White Warbler, who preened after a bath.

Black and White WarblerBlack and White Warbler

Tennessee and Black-throated Green Warblers took turns in the basin.

Tennessee and Black-throated Green WarblersTennessee and Black-throated Green Warblers

A female hatch year Northern Parula also investigated the bubbler.

Northern ParulaNorthern Parula

Northern ParulaNorthern Parula

The Northern Parula synchronized its bath with this female Black-throated Green Warbler.

Black-throated Green Warbler and Northern ParulaBlack-throated Green Warbler and Northern Parula

Another hatch year bird today was this Orange-crowned Warbler.

Orange-crowned WarblerOrange-crowned Warbler Orange-crowned WarblerOrange-crowned Warbler

And after eluding me for most of the day, the Ovenbird came into view.


It popped up onto a limb for a break from foraging.


Ruby-crowned Kinglets are tiny and one of the most challenging birds for me to photograph. They hardly ever sit still.

Ruby-crowned KingletRuby-crowned Kinglet

I heard 2 Eastern Phoebes yesterday and this one was flycatching near the feeders.

Eastern PhoebeEastern Phoebe

Another beauty is this Blue-headed Vireo, whose camouflage blends with the late season foliage so well.  It has been a great fall migration!

Blue-headed VireoBlue-headed Vireo


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