Photos from my Big Day Last Thursday!
I finally had the opportunity to edit a few of my birding photos from my 110 species bird-a-thon that I participated in last Thursday. I located 19 first for 2007’s (CHECK) and many of which I thought might have been too late in the spring to find. My total count for 2007 is up to 179 species for the year and it is still possible to get many more species throughout the summer. Mike, you will have a hard time trying to catch up with me!! Although this is the point where I really need to start working hard for any specific species that I need to find. So finding these 19 first for the year had really made me happy! They include the:
|Swainson’s Thrush||Hooded Warbler|
|Least Flycatcher||Cerulean Warbler|
|Alder Flycatcher||Tennessee Warbler|
|Eastern Wood-Pewee||Prairie Warbler|
|Olive-sided Flycatcher||Canada Warbler|
|Yellow-throated Vireo||Wilson’s Warbler|
|Philadelphia Vireo||Bay-breasted Warbler|
|Yellow-billed Cuckoo||Solitary Sandpiper|
|Black-billed Cuckoo||Green Heron|
Black-billed Cuckoo visiting as Tim brought it in.
It was great seeing 5 species of swallows, 5 species of vireo, 6 species of thrush and of course the 26 species of warblers. The Brewster’s Warbler is a hybrid between the Blue-winged Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler (so we didn’t count it as a species).
Blue-winged Warbler before it flew away.
|Blue-winged Warbler||“Brewster’s Warbler”|
|Tennessee Warbler||Nashville Warbler|
|Northern Parula||Yellow Warbler|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler||Magnolia Warbler|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||Yellow-rumped Warbler|
|Black-throated Green Warbler||Blackburnian Warbler|
|Yellow-throated Warbler||Pine Warbler|
|Prairie Warbler||Palm Warbler|
|Bay-breasted Warbler||Cerulean Warbler|
|Black-and-white Warbler||American Redstart|
|Louisiana Waterthrush||Common Yellowthroat|
|Hooded Warbler||Wilson’s Warbler|
Blackburnian Warbler who didn’t mind us photographing it.
So many wonderful birds we encountered which included the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great Crested Flycatcher and the Solitary Sandpiper. But the highlighted bird had to have been the Wilson’s Warbler that we found (in the down pouring rain).