Thursday, September 14, 2017

All quiet

Most of the activity this morning was in the lower gardens. A woodchuck scurried out from a plot. There was this bright Nashville Warbler

and a number of Yellow-shafted Flickers

In the woodcock meadow, I checked off another new-for-me Dragonfly, this attractive male Calico Pennant.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fall warblers!

Lots of birds and lots of bird-watchers this morning! 10 spp of warblers, including Black-throated Green and Chestnut-sided ... if you look carefully you can see the black throat and the chestnut side, both much reduced in this fall plumage.

Also a new Dragonfly for me, a Black Saddelbags:

Monday, September 4, 2017

Golden-winged on a golden day

I met up with Suzette and Elaine at a bit after 8:00 this morning. A beautiful day, after yesterday's rain. Lots of activity! The high point was the famale Golden-winged Warbler in  a tree in the upper garden:

The lower garden had lots of Chipping Sparrows, and this immature male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 

 And there were a lot of dragonflies in the air. Here's a Meadowhawk
... a Common Green Darner ...
... and a Halloween Pennant