Thursday, June 9, 2011

Migration Magic ~ Part 2

This post is part 2 of a series featuring beautiful birds observed during the month of May. Most of these lovely feathered friends are just passing through on their migration north. Though the weather this spring has been quite volatile, stormy and chilly, I did manage to spend a few glorious days at my favorite birding spots in the city.

I wanted to get this colorful post out earlier but wedding plans took priority. I am now officially a married woman filled with great joy. I hope to post blogs more often now that the wedding planning is over.


A glimpse of a handsome Canada Warbler


The brilliant feathers of a stunning Scarlet Tanager


I love the curious look on this pretty Nashville Warbler


A busy Ruby-crowned Kinglet seeks sustenance in a leafy bush


A beautiful Black-throated Green Warbler feeding around the interior tree branches


Common Yellowthroats were a frequent and welcome sight for me this spring


A striking female Baltimore Oriole delights in the blooming tree buds


A splendid sight ~ Magnolia Warbler


A lovely Pine Warbler feeds at North Pond


Seeking tasty snacks ~ Wilson's Warbler


This Virginia Rail was so very secretive ~ I was thrilled to catch a brief sight of this beauty

46 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Ooooo! More beauties!!! So cute and colorful!

texwisgirl said...

these are gorgeous! the scarlet tanager gave me chills! :)

CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Beverly said...

Fabulous series! Every shot is just gorgeous!! The Rail is so beautiful! Wonderful post, Julie!!

JRandSue said...

Superb collection of amazing Birds,outstanding photography.
Shown in brilliant detail.
John.

Larry Ostby said...

Again, absolutely beautiful. You must be a bird magnet. To find, see and photograph so many of these beauties amazes me. I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to capture (photograph) a Virginia Rail, very exciting. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

i got soooo excited when i saw a post from you!!!

these are just gorgeous, every single shot so crisp and clear. magnificant birds i don't see here!!!

congrats on the wedding...remember, "it won't always be easy, but it will always be worth it!!! commitment, compromise and cupcakes = 33 years of success!!!

Herman versteeg said...

Hoi Julie
wat een mooie opnames van al die vogels die heb je in Nederland niet.
ik heb erg genoten van je serie.
groetjes Herman,

JRandSue said...

Julie, these are stunning images,camera magic.
Superb set.
John.

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you tons of happiness and peace. :)

These photos are outstanding! I'm really really impressed. Can't wait to see more!

Bob and Pat Vilim said...

These are all wonderful shots. So happy for you, Julie.

dAwN said...

Super photos! Congrats on your Wedding..May you have many happy years.

Pat Ulrich said...

Beautiful collection of colorful migrants. I really love that magnolia warbler, such a striking species! Congrats on your wedding!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Always a joy to visit your blog Julie. Seeing the magic of migration time through your artistic eye is a pleasure. Wonderful captures, all of them! Congrats to you and Bruce, wishing you many many years of happiness together :)

forgetmenot said...

First and foremost, congratulations. Hope you have a lifetime of joy and happiness. Secondly, wow, wow, wow--how do you get such "perfect" shots. Cutest little birds ever, but your amazing photography is what really astounds me. Beautifully done, Julie. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Hilke Breder said...

Awesome set of images, Julie. I am green with envy! And congratulations! Wish you all happiness and joy in your married life!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Another amazing series, Julie. My faves:
- rail
- Scarlet Tanager (I have yet to see one this year)
- Female oriole

Harold Stiver said...

This is an amazing series of images Julie. Very impressive!!

Cindi said...

Congratulations on your wedding! I love your photos they are simply beautiful!

Cathy Ross said...

I love your posts Julie! These photos are amazing...the colors are so rich and you always manage to capture their little personalities! Great Work my Friend!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Julie,
Wonderful pictures of these all special birds. The second picture is really amazing. Great colors and a very special light into this pictues. Well Done Julie!!

Good weekend!!
Marco

dreamfalcon said...

another beautiful series of stunning birds. How do you make them pose for you like that ;-)

SLH said...

Stunning photo series - as always! I just love your blog :)

W.T. Jones said...

Julie good to see your camera recovered from the party, It was a good one I was honored to be a part of it.
Nice shot of the Oriole and Tanager. we have both of them here in NH, but I have yet to spot either in my yard or nearby woods. I am so jealous. Nest time we visit I will make sure we have time to go birding.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your wedding, I wish you and yours many happy years together. Your warblers are just beautiful and the rail is really cool. Great sightings and photos.

Elijah Goodwin said...

Lovely series once again, Julie!

Linda Rockwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos Julie. I'm always pleased to see a blog post from you. :)

Kerry said...

Really nice Julie Nicely done

Interesting Pictures said...

super collection. my favourite shot is the Virginia Rail.

Kerri said...

Congrats Julie!!

And your bird captures are awesome!!

Leontien said...

ohh so beautiful!

Somehow i hopped diffent blogs and i saw your comment on one of them and decided to come over and have a look! I'm glad i did!!!

Hope to see you on my side of the fence sometime!
Leontien
www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

Scott said...

Gorgeous photos of gorgeous subjects. Another fantastic post.

Bill S. said...

Congrats on tying the knot. Fantastic pictures. We will be looking for more of them. Migration is always interesting.

Patricia/Trisketta said...

Julie: Superb composition and detail. I know I shouldn't anthropomorphize but I think the Scarlet Tanager and Nashville Warbler are saying: "We made the A-list--it's Ms Julie, the awesome photographer!"

Again, wishing you and Bruce the best that life can bring! :D

Linda said...

I have fallen in love with all of them!! I love the Tanager's pose, like he is saying "Look at me over here." LOL Fantastic backdrops to all and sharpness Julie!! Excellent work~ greetings, Linda :-)

Cynthia White said...

Incredible beauty!! Always look forward to viewing your gorgeous & detailed photography:)

BIRDINGDUDE said...

Congratulations on your wedding!

I am a big fan of your work Julie! As always, outstanding photos! Thank you for sharing.

Kathiesbirds said...

Congratulations on YOUR wedding! Hooray! I hope you have many happy years together! Is your husband a birder or photographer also? Mine likes photography and tolerates my birding.

What gorgeous photos! I saw my first Canada warbler this year. Stunning warbler photos all around and what a treat to see the rail!

Julie G. said...

Warm gratitude to all for your very thoughtful and kind remarks. I am very appreciative! Spring migration is always a feast for the eyes!

cindyzlogic said...

Congratulations for your marriage!! Your series of photos are outstanding, Julie!! I have never seen a Warbler of any kind yet, so it's such a treat to see what they look like! They all look so pretty and sweet!!

Milton said...

Querida Julie!
Maravilhoso seu blog.
Parabéns!

Joke van de Klift said...

Dag Julie,
Wat een schiterende collectie heb je weer PRACHTIG!!!!!
Zeer bijzondere vogels, bij ons kun je die alleen maar in een dierentuin bezichtigen en nog niet eens allemaal.
Echt mooi.

Groetjes, Joke

Ellie Great said...

Beautiful photos. Great job.

Tim said...

As always, beautiful photography!

Kimberley W. said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos! I can't even pick a favorite! They're all amazing!!!

Irina said...

Добрый вечер! Интересный блог, красивые фотографии! Ирина.

KaHolly said...

Julie, I've been scrolling through your archived posts, drooling at your skill. Your photos just blow me away.