In my haste to publish my last post, as I never know when the opportunity to put one together will present itself…I forgot to process other photographs from that day, so here they are.
Not all that easy to see, but the camera found the Black-Throated Green Warbler below…
And very early on we had a solitary back-lit Downy Woodpecker trying to preen in the wind…Then here are a couple more birds from 311 South Wacker … a Hermit Thrush, finally! They inevitably seem to engage with me, as if to say, “May I help you find something?”
And a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet…
I think this is the last time I saw a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker downtown. They seem to have come and gone really fast.
Now that I’m finished with last week (!), yesterday turned out to be a great morning at Thatcher Woods and then the Chicago Portage. I will try to report back soon, but the rest of today is already over-scheduled!
Hi Lisa, these are a delight and I meant to say that I loved seeing your Great Blues the other day. Best, Babsje
Oh my Babsje, thank you! My humble Great Blue photographs — coming from you, the Great Blue Heron Whisperer — I think we were just fortunate to find the heron more distracted by its catch than us. 🙂
Thanks Lisa! Your comment brought a smile. Actually I feel the way you do – I’m always happy to even see any Herons at all on my own outings. Best, Babsje
Lovely group of birds Lisa. Your Song Sparrow photos are very good. 🙂
Thanks so much, H.J.! The Song Sparrow was the most cooperative bird that morning. I’d say he looked happy. 🙂
I look forward to the report on your great day.
I love that picture of the Northern Flicker!
Thanks! I was surprised to find it. The sun just managed to light up those golden shafts. 🙂 I think I’m having issues with the camera I’m using and I am going to have it serviced… So it’s been harder and harder to get things in focus lately!