What a gorgeous day on Camel's Hump!! We got a kind of late start so the
birds were not all that they could be... Not the longest or the most
exciting list ever but SUCH a nice day!
a winter wren singing his heart of from the top of a tree. silhouetted
against a gorgeous blue sky
a white throated sparrow, also singing his heart out from a tree that was
just a few feet away ( we could almost touch him!)
A blue-headed vireo, singing low in a tree...I got the clearest and longest
look at a blue headed that I have ever seen.
A Bicknell's Thrush (This time, I am positive :) ), that we watched and
listened to on the top of the tree to the north of the summit...I was
afraid that we were too late in the day for him but he was singing away at
about 1 pm.
A full list is below but I have a question...does anyone use a Nikon or
Canon superzoom cameras (28X to 42X)? How quick is the focus? Do you
recommend it? I love bird photography but my Canon DSLR with 400 mm lens
gets too heavy around my neck on hikes.. I wish I had had a camera to catch
some of my wonderful views of the birds today...What kind of point and
shoots with good zooms do you use? Thanks!
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Beautiful, long view of him as he sang low in a
tree just above the trail.
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Winter Wren 3 2 were heard only, one was seen as he sang at the top of
Bicknell's Thrush 1 Clearly seen and heard as he sang from the top of
a tree just north of the summit on the Long Trail.
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Nashville Warbler 1 Saw and heard about half way up the Burrows Trail.
Common Yellowthroat 1 In brush beside the parking lot of Burrows Trail
American Redstart 1
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 2 Heard two and saw one of them singing in a tree quite
close to Burrows Trail...about half way up.
White-throated Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 6