Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Migrants Part 2

The weather right now is pretty miserable , with gale force winds and overcast skies. The yard has been alive with migrants so expect to see more photos soon!
In the meantime, here are some more Spring birds I have seen and photographed over the past week or so...

Gray-cheeked Thrush - Another one from a recent walk around the neighborhood :

Yellow-rumped Warbler - These are still hanging around :

Orange-crowned Warbler - Nice to actually SEE the Orange Crown on this bird, as its not always visible :

Ovenbird - a different view of the Ovenbird I recently found :

Palm Warbler - I found this new arrival close to home :

Harris's Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow
- These are everyday visitors at this time of year :

Lincoln's Sparrow - This individual has been in the yard for many days now :

And finally, here are some new photos from along the river...

Snowshoe Hare

Lesser Canada Goose :

Lacking the larger body, long neck of a Canada Goose , and the shorter bill of a Cackling Goose , this small individual was along the river recently, dwarfed by his bigger cousins :

Gapper's Red-backed Vole :


Kelly said...

...so many beautiful photos I don't know where to start. The Ovenbird totally melts my heart...as does the little mouse. The warbles are gorgeous--everything is.

holdingmoments said...

Nick, I always enjoy looking at your pictures. Such a great variety of birdlife where you are. It must be a nightmare trying to learn all their names, let alone ID them too.
I can see where the Snowshoe Hare gets his name :)

FAB said...

Nick, this is better than looking at an ID guide. Great captures, as always. I'm not sure I could cope with all the different 'Sparrows' that you have over there!

Rocky M said...

Beautiful collection of Spring migrants Nick ! Looks as though you and I have both been trying to photograph every species coming through...it's been a daunting task to say the least.:-)

Chris said...

HI Nick,
Gosh, my head is spinning and warblers are flying all around it!! ;-) Did you ask Santa Claus to deliver as many warblers as possible in your area this year???? You were probably a very very very nice guy last year if it is the case... I definitively love your yellow-rumped warbler, the shot is awesome and the bird is very nice!!! One of my favorite!
And the snowshoe hare is just wonderfully captured and so cute too... No wonder it has this name :-)
A really great set of photos here... Well done.

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone. This is my favourite time of year and I do end up taking many photos and can sometimes get quite far behind getting through them all !
This is only the tip of the iceberg as there are still lots of things to come yet :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Spring has to be a photographer's favorite time of year.Always something new to capture.

Chris Petrak said...

Whoa - great collection of small birds, and they appear to have been so cooperative and posed so nicely. takes patience to achieve such shots.

Andor Marton said...

This is a wonderful series ... like the first part. All of the photos are excellent with superb details. The hare is somehow hilarious. It's nice to see such a great variety of arriving birds.

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone !