Friday, June 28, 2013

Fledgling Oriole

A fledgling Oriole outside the kitchen window brightens up this dark and rainy morning!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Rain Storm

Fledgling Field Sparrow

I knew there was a nest of Field Sparrows out in the yard somewhere.  Today I came across the fledglings.  There were at least three little ones flitting around in the pine trees with their parents.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hooded Warbler

This is one of my favorite wood warblers but also one of the more difficult ones to get close enough to photograph.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chipping Sparrow Drama

I found this very tiny fledgling Chipping Sparrow in the middle of a parking lot.  I picked it up and moved it into the grass so it wouldn't get hit by a car.  Before long, one of the parents showed up to attend to it and eventually moved it off into the bushes.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Kestrel with a Fledgling Robin

This Kestrel caught a fledgling Robin.  The part that got me was seeing and hearing one of the Robin's parents just a few feet away on the wire screaming alarm calls.

Limenitis arthemis

This brush-footed butterfly is more commonly known as a Red-spotted Purple.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sun Worshippers

After a rainy week, it was easy to find sun worshippers all over the place this morning!

Painted Turtles on a log enjoying the morning sun.

Yellow roses in my garden.

An Indigo Bunting singing his morning song from the telephone wire.

Eastern Chipmunk sunning itself on a tree stump.

White-tailed Buck (with new antlers starting to sprout) eating his breakfast in a field.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Purple Martin

Purple Martin with a silver band visible on its left leg.  When I enlarged the shot on my computer, the numbers 25 and 68 were visible on the band.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Waxwing Lovers

Cedar Waxwing courtship is seen in these photos with a male feeding the female an insect that he caught for her.

Green Heron

Green Heron on the hunt during a cool spring rain.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey hen walking through the back yard.  She shows up a few times a day to clean up sunflower seeds under the bird feeders.  I expect to see her appear with little ones following behind her sometime soon.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Tree on the Ridge

"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."  ~  Martin Luther King Jr.

Magnolia Warbler