Okay, first, it looks as though the Blue-Gray gnatcatchers are
nesting again at Herrick's Cove. They were quite active this
afternoon, moving too and from the nest site, making it not
impossible to spot.
Drop me an e-mail if you're interested in directions to the nest.
Secondly, I got the best look I've ever had of a Veery at the Cove,
which led to the best photo I've ever taken of one. Also spotted
today was a least flycatcher, combined with the usual suspects: lots
of common yellowthroats, red-winged blackbirds, a northern flicker,
many common grackles, baltimore orioles, a yellow-bellied sapsucker,
a great many american robins and a (probably) greater yellowlegs.
Also heard, but not spotted, were many yellow warblers, and a great
At home today, I got -amazing- looks at a Baltimore Oriole which
landed and fed from one of the hummingbird feeders (scaring off a
hummingbird which was about to use it).
At Allen Brothers Marsh, I discovered that the tree swallows nested
successfully, as there was a juvenile standing right outside the nest
hole looking around and opening and closing its mouth, apparently
waiting for someone to return with food. We also had both evening
and rose-breasted grosbeaks eating from our feeders during the day,
providing for some nice looks at them.
Photos from today at:
Photos from yesterday at:
And bonus catbird and rose-breasted grosbeak photos from Friday at:
Also, Thursday I got more photos of our mystery hawk:
And Wednesday got nice looks at warblers (Common Yellowthroat and
Yellow) at Allen Brothers marsh:
And while I'm at it, if anyone's interested in some really nice
warbler photos (Red-start, Black-Throated Blue, Yellow, Yellowthroat
& Black and White) and a photo of the woodcock on her nest from
Parker River from last Sunday, you can find them at:
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