On Friday, 8/20/15, I had a Blue-winged Warbler chasing birds from the feeders! He was quite beautiful and very active. I missed seeing one in the spring, so he was year bird #89 for me. I managed to get an image of him.
It was very cool again this morning and I went out to the garden to see who might be there. I saw movement under a Buttonbush, a little bird scooting into the cover of the Black-eyed Susans. The bird finally popped up onto the vintage hoe to take a look at me. It was a female Common Yellowthroat, another bird I usually see in the spring but missed this year. She was #90.
It was fun to attempt to follow her around the garden. She moves much like a wren.
She was well camouflaged. There were also two Monarchs today. They took turns warming themselves in the sun.
And, despite the abundance of Black-eyed Susans, they wanted the same one to nectar on. Beautiful day all around!