American Redstarts are not new to me or the area, but this is the first time I have been able to capture them so well.
I think the lens makes quite a difference, because all these birds are small and the forest canopy is thick. It's one thing to see them, but it's a double thrill to have good photos of them. Redstarts are warblers by the way.
This was a real thrill as the Common Yellowthroats are new to me. And the colours are so vivid.
I both saw and photographed these guys last year. But I have the impression that there are more around this year, and I got some good photos of an especially handsome bird with a dumb name.
|Chestnut sided Warbler.|
I have this guy pegged as a Nashville or Connecticut immature, but I'm not certain got any idea?
|Female Pine Sisken|
|Female Pine Sisken.|
If anyone remembers an earlier post, I featured a little female pine sisken on my picnic table who in the midst of food was napping. I'm sure this is her again, and she's all grown up.
Definitely not Warblers! These photos of an American Woodcock were a first for me. I'm amazed that the bird was on this trail as the fox hunts here regularly.
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