Thursday, October 18, 2012

Autumn Birds

Below are a series of bird photographs taken during the 2012 autumn season.

A Magnolia Warbler looks stunning amid the green leaves

Searching for food ~ Chestnut-sided Warbler

A lovely Yellow-rumped Warbler perches at the tip of a branch

A slow-moving Yellow-billed Cuckoo sits atop a tree limb ~ A life bird for me!

Peeking out from behind a tree ~ Cooper's Hawk

A busy Northern Waterthrush searches for insects amongst the fallen leaves

 Black-capped and so very beautiful ~ Wilson's Warbler

A pretty Northern Parula looks for nourishment

A flying jewel ~ Ruby-throated Hummingbird ~ If you look closely you can see the very tiny tongue protruding from the tip of its bill

Seeking sustenance ~ Black-throated Green Warbler

On the hunt for delectable ants ~ Northern Flicker

I was especially surprised and delighted to spot this gorgeous Blue-winged Warbler on October 16th

One of two Black-billed Cuckoo seen at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary this fall ~ Another life bird!