Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009: Birding at Home and in Niagara County

Today we had a wonderful day birding. A lot of birds are arriving very early, because of the recent warm weather. I have photos first from our yard (just a few), and then from Niagara County. We spent some time at Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter's house in Wilson, then went birding with them at Greenwood Cemetery and Wilson-Tuscarora State Park in Wilson. A great day!

Photos from the Backyard: (our House Wren returned the earliest ever!)
Pine Siskin
Above and Below: Nice male Purple Finch

Willie and Betsy's Yard:
Black-and-White Warbler
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-Throated Green Warbler
Blue-Headed Vireo
Above and Below: some nice Ruby-Throated Kinglets

Greenwood Cemetery:
White-Throated Sparrow
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park:
Northern Flicker
Yellow Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Above and Below: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Palm Warbler
Garter Snake
last year's Pine Cones
Above and Below: Blue-Headed Vireos

Black-and-White Warbler
Blue-Winged Warbler (very early!)
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Above and Below: Pine Warbler

Sharp-Shinned Hawk (above and Below)

Last year's berries
Morning Cloak

1 comment:

BoKnowsBirds said...

The purple finches are incredible! Nice capture. And the yellow warb looks obscenely bright.

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