Saturday, May 1, 2010
Great birding day (12 lifers) but crappy weather...
I did see a Red-Headed Woodpecker ... I was REALLY happy to see that bird. I would say that is easily the lifer of the year for me.
This is a quick, off the cuff list of birds I photographed and saw today... And there are two more birds I`m yet to identify!!! I must give credit to many friendly birders for sharing their discoveries with me. For example, there were many Red Headed Woodpeckers, but they were still very difficult to see when they are perched. Many kind birders would point out the bird which was sometimes 20-40m away.
List for the day...
Rose Breasted Grosbeck (male and female)
Surf Scoter (Lifer)
Cape May Warbler (Lifer)
Common Yellowthroat (Lifer)
Orchard Oriole (Lifer)
White-eyed Vireo (Lifer)
Warbling Vireo (Lifer)
American Redstart (male) (Lifer)
Blue-winged Warbler (Lifer)
Field Sparrow (Lifer)
Eastern Towhee (female) (Lifer)
Blue Headed Vireo (Lifer)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Lifer)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Lifer)
Scarlet Tanager (Lifer)
There are two birds that I have photographed, but I cant seem to identify them. I might make that the subject of my next blog posting.