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Just enjoying being outside!

Blue Headed Vireo

An older photo of a Blue-headed Vireo that I took in 2006

Some days you find yourself not wanting to pull the camera out of your backpack or even picking up your binoculars. Today was one of those days where I just wanted to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. I started after work exploring my new bird banding site and checking out how much damage the Beavers have done. I think my changes that I need to do will be better in the long run (as long as the beaver doesn’t expand its range)! I then headed over to France Brook area of the park where I typically find Blue-headed Vireos and Louisiana Waterthrush. They still have not arrived but I am anticipating one of the two species to arrive sometime this weekend. I have been looking but not located any Eastern Phoebes anywhere since I took that photo of the one eating the worm on the road. While out along France Brook, I had heard a deew deew deew!! Deew Deew Deew!! This was worth the binoculars going up! Greater Yellowlegs just few over my head!! CHECK, first for 2007! Getting ready for my slide program that I am doing for the Cattaraugus County Bird Club tomorrow! Enjoy the weekend, its going to be a nice one!!

14 responses

  1. Corey

    Nice catch on the yellowlegs. Plenty of phoebes out here, and finally there’s some bugs for them to eat.

    19 April 2007 at 9:31 pm

  2. I don’t know what’s up with the photos. I’m not seeing the BH Vireo photo.-I know what you mean about just getting out. I was happy to get out for a walk to catch the last hour of daylight after work.

    19 April 2007 at 10:14 pm

  3. @ Corey – glad the bugs are out! Did I just say that?? No really I am!
    @ Larry – hmm, working for me! Try pressing control R to refresh! It is nice the sun is out till 8 here!

    19 April 2007 at 10:23 pm

  4. So I missed yesterday’s post–and read the sad news about the dead swallows tonight.
    Thank goodness, today’s news is a little cheerier.
    Here’s hoping that your waiting for vireos and waterthrush soon ends–and that they arrive already!

    19 April 2007 at 10:37 pm

  5. What a cute vireo! It’s raining here, so no outdoors for me :-/

    19 April 2007 at 11:17 pm

  6. Beautiful bird. I hope more migrants show up. There was a new bird at my feeder. I couldn’t get a pic of it because I was busy helping my son study for a test. It was dark, have the female cowbirds showed up yet?

    19 April 2007 at 11:40 pm

  7. Just catching up on my reading. I just couldn’t get enough of the beautiful day yesterday. Looking forward to seeing what else you discover this weekend! Have a good one too.

    20 April 2007 at 6:42 am

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Vireo… beautiful photo. Have a very wonderful weekend Mon@rch. :c)

    20 April 2007 at 6:59 am

  9. What a lovely bird! Could it’s eye be any bigger?

    20 April 2007 at 9:09 am

  10. Robin

    Hey you! 🙂 Can’t wait for your presentation tonight… It will make a sunshine-rich spring day even better. Cheerio Vireo!

    20 April 2007 at 10:41 am

  11. We Toledo birders are sooo excited about this weekend. The birds will stack up on the shore of Lake Erie to refuel before heading across all that water. Magee Marsh at Crane Creek will be HEAVEN. We’ve waited so long for this. Good luck this weekend and Happy Birding!

    20 April 2007 at 11:42 am

  12. Am I hearing that EVERYONE is going to have a beautiful weekend? All Hail!

    20 April 2007 at 12:37 pm

  13. Sandy

    We are having a day like that today. Our first warm, sunny day in weeks. You got a good shot of the vireo.

    20 April 2007 at 5:23 pm

  14. @ KGMom – ya, was sad! I hope to see them by the weekends weather!
    @ Adam – They are great birds! Ugg, Rain!
    @ Barb – thanks and too bad you couldn’t get your son to take the picture! Then you wouldn’t have had to feel bad about not helping! Kids needs brakes from time to time! Only kidding!
    @ Ruth – they weather was great! Should be a great weekend! Thanks
    @ Jayne – Thanks and they are great birds! We have a few different species of Vireos around here!
    @ Lynne – thanks and you should see another photo I have of one!
    @ Robin – so glad you came and Cheerio Vireo back at ya!
    @ Cathy – Most everyone is excited about this nice weather! About time it gets this nice!
    @ Sandy – about time and thanks! How can you do wrong with it in your hand though?

    20 April 2007 at 11:36 pm

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