Another great morning at the Assiniboine Park English Gardens. The whole place was full of warblers and I finally got some photos of one of my favourites: the Northern Parula. I had been searching for them ever since @alicestudney posted a great photo of one at the gardens a few days ago. Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy world photography day! Part 2 of 2. It never ceases to amaze me of the beauty and diversity of nature, especially when it comes to birds. A short time after photographing the male, I came across this beautiful female Northern Parula hopping across the branches right next me! That was one of my favorite days this year.
Happy world photography day! Part 1 of 2. The first pic is of a male Northern Parula, the smallest Warbler to visit Ohio in the spring. I got almost all of my warbler pictures the one day we went, including the female parula you're about to see.......
A nice day of birding today—I went searching for shorebirds (my least favorite bird type), and while I overall experienced the same kind of failure as is typical in my shorebird endeavors, I did accomplish the main objective. This was to see the previously reported ruff in Surry County (photo two), an extremely rare bird in Virginia. I also ran into three pectoral sandpipers, some odd-looking ducks, and more than was necessary or helpful of the common sandpiper species.
After this shorebirding and a brief rural stop producing bobwhite, I swung by Carson Wetland (a swamp in Prince George) to see the anhingas that nest there (second to last photo), and found two constantly flapping their wings back and forth to dry them in the humid air. While anhingas are quite common in the Deep South this is one of only three places in VA where they are currently known to nest.
Obviously there’s a few shots in here I didn’t mention above; a fledgling northern parula (correct me if I got that wrong), an approaching rain front at Hog Island in Surry, and a selection of terns loosely flocking on a mudflat. #nikoncoolpixp900#bridgecamera#bridgecameraphotography#northernparula#parula#fledgling#down#ruff#hogislandwma#surrycountyva#princegeorgecountyva#caspiantern#royaltern#leasttern#tern#pectoralsandpiper#anhinga#carsonva#birder#birding#birders#birdwatching#birdsofinstagram
Look who landed at my house today! 😍
I'm SO excited to try out the Toucan ring sling from @mywildbird. The modal fabric is oh so soft and I know it will be perfect for those newborn snuggles once James is born. ❤️
Por momentos como éste es que tomo fotos ... Moments like this are why I take pictures ... Pitiayumí 🇦🇷🇺🇾
Northern parula warbler. I think. These colorful little migrants like the tops of high trees. Many of my birding photos look like this. My niece @tammiventura and I joked about publishing “An Amateur Birders Guide to Bird Butts and Bellies”! 😆 #birds#Birding ##birdphotography#birdwatching#naturelovers
On a May morning about 16 years ago I saw a small blue and yellow in a bush in my back yard. I knew it couldn't be from Cleveland, nothing that spectacular lived in Ohio. I called the zoo to report a missing bird and they politely informed me all their birds were accounted for and I should pick up a bird book. I biked down to the library, checked out as many books as they would allow and rode home. I decided I had seen a Northern Parula. 17 countries, 4500 birds and half a life time later - I'm still ecstatic everytime I see one. #birds#birding#parula#warblers#migration#sparkbirds#lifestory#birdsruinedmylife