We started off birding bright and early this morning and one of the first things that struck us was the fact that there were not many birds out there at any of the places we went to. We knew they were around of course, but couldn't hear them and they appeared to be in hiding. But where they really?
The picture above is of a Tree Swallow on top of a nest box. There were quite a few nest boxes at this location and all were being guarded by Tree Swallows. There were a few Bluebirds around as well trying to claim one as their home but I am afraid they may not be successful as I don't see them standing up to the swallows.
Here is another shot of Tree Swallows at another location. If I didn't know any better I would think they were gazing into each others eyes. ;o)
Check out those gorgeous eyes and the striking yellow on its wings.
I didn't' get any decent photos of its yellow rump but it was so nice to see. This is a very active warbler and behaved a lot differently than the Pine and Palm Warblers that I saw this week. Great warbler week for me that's for sure!
The Greater Scaup are still in Millbury and were even closer to us this time. It won't be long now before they leave unfortunately.