Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yellow-headed Blackbird in Scotland

Okay, so when I write Scotland, I'm referring to St. Mary's County, MD. Just in case you thought I took a flight across the Atlantic to see this bird. I only drove to the South to the fields just before Point Lookout. The bird stayed a fair distance away from us the entire morning, before a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK decided to fly in, thereby dispersing the blackbird flock far away and all over. Here are a few distant shots of this beautiful bird.I'll never look at a flock of Starlings and Cowbirds the same again...

-Dan

ps. Remind me sometime to tell you a story all about the Goshawk that might have been.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Le Conte's Sparrow in Howard County

On a day when a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was found in St. Mary's County (a would be lifer), I can't be at all upset about observing this little sparrow this morning. There is always Sunday to chase...Good Birding,
Dan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Hummingbirds

I welcome your thoughts on this bird that appeared today (or possibly yesterday) to the plants in our yard. For the record, I shot these in the mid-day sun, through a window. My apologies for the quality of the photographs.
Here are two more shots from this morning (7:40AM, presumably the same bird). The bird sure looked interesting, but thought it was most likely a richly colored Ruby-throat.Good Birding,
Dan

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Kinder Farm Park.

The fall out was incredible at Kinder Park this morning, in the heart of Severna Park, MD. Far and away, the best bird was this CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. Enjoy!-Dan

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