Here he is looking for insects I am guessing.
Cleaning his feathers in this shot. So cute!
And here he is grooming himself. Check out the black on his belly. Very attractive bird and makes me all the more eager to see more warblers this spring.
We went to a place in a town nearby to check on some nesting Ospreys and a crow flew by and I was able to get a pretty good shot of him as he flew past my head.
I was able to see my first Osprey this evening (LIFER)! Here she is going back to her nest. The nest is HUGE!
Very rough digiscope of her in her nest. For some reason I couldn't get a decent digiscope photo of her so I am treating this purely as a picture of record. Check out those eyes and that beak though!
We went to another town to look for Woodcock and while we were there this American Kestrel flew by (LIFER!!). Such a gorgeous bird and I wish it would have come a little closer so I could have gotten better photos.
Here it is perched in a tree. Considering Kestrels are becoming more rare around New England, I feel very privileged to have seen this bird with my own two eyes.
Finally a lovely sunset. There were quite a few Woodcock this evening and it was so cool to listen to them peenting. It was still rather light outside so we were also able to get some good views of them flying in the air.
Quite a productive day of birding considering I didn't even begin until 5:15 tonight. Who says the early bird always gets the worm. ;o)
Peace all. I will catch up on all of your blogs tomorrow evening after work!