Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bachman's Sparrow

The Bachman's Sparrow is very uncommon and some of them live in the long leaf pine forests of the southern United States.  I photographed this beauty in the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge today.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper taking a migration break and a stretch.  It's a long trip to the Arctic Circle!

Photos taken at Lake Flavia in South Dayton, New York.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Common Yellowthroat and Indigo Bunting

The Common Yellowthroat is a hyperactive little warbler that thrives in thick vegetation.  I was lucky to catch this guy out in the open.

And then he decided he would just sneak away...

While the Indigo Bunting thought I didn't see him at all.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have claimed their breeding territory in our yard.  The male (above) and female (below) have been driving out any other hummingbirds that dare to come near.  He has been making his "u" shaped courtship dive through the air to impress her.

White-crowned Sparrow

Heading north to the arctic tundra or high alpine meadows of Canada to breed.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Magnolia Warblers

The Magnolia Warbler breeds in the northern United States and southern Canada.  It spends the winter in the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Magnolia Warbler