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!

72 comments:

PoetessWug said...

They're all beautiful...as usual, Julie! But the peeking Cooper's Hawk did it for me this time. He's so regal looking! :-)

Sharon M said...

As I scrolled through the photos, I kept saying, "oh this one's my favorite!" Each outdid the other. They are really great photos.

Kerri said...

Oh Julie .... another Magnificent post! Fantastic!

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas capturas,me gustan porque son muy naturales.Saludos

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous birds and how on earth were you able to get so close to the "coopie"? Wow beautiful!

Susan's domain said...

What a wonderful series of sightings, the photos are wonderful, congrats on the lifer:)

Lasse said...

That was some true excellent photos Julie !

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW! What a beautiful collection of bird images. Each one is excellent.

Scott (@NESASK) said...

Gorgeous photos, Julie! Congrats on the cuckoo life birds, and getting some great photos of them. It's always exciting to find a new bird, especially when you can get 'the shot', too.

Pescalune said...

What a wonderful series of birds Julie ! Fantastic photos :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Julie,

What a beautiful photos you show here again. Those birds are such perfect super-models in their colorful plumage. Your header did touch me more than ever as I just watched over breakfast our neighbor unloading a doe that he'd shot. I could never ever do that! Rather should with a camera and frame their beauty forever; like you do so well.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Derek & Chris Thomas said...

A really lovely set of photographs as usual. Always look forward to your new postings!

TexWisGirl said...

each image is just awesome! the warblers are so beautiful, but so is that striking cooper's!

i've had the pleasure of yellow-billed cuckoos here. really cool birds.

MoiCLouLou said...

Beautiful Julie! Both Cuckoos are great. We've seen one in th late 80's in Gatineau Park and I still remember this special moment; so I understand your feeling!

All these warblers are stunning especially in these lovely fall colors. A great series!!!

Thanks for sharing these beauties!
Louise

Melissa Crytzer Fry said...

Oh. My. Gosh. JULIE - these are STUNNING photos. I love, love, love them. And look at that sweet little hummer. I need to take birding photography lessons from you. These are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Tinie said...

Beautiful pictures.
What a beautiful birds are singing you have there.
Very beautiful to see, especially the Kolibri.

Groetjes Tinie

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Absolutely incredible photos! Wow, what a shot of the Cooper's Hawk... so beautiful!

Herman versteeg said...

Wat een mooie serie van die mooie vogels.
groetjes Herman,

Tammy said...

What a post Julie...each and every photo is stunning! I like how all your photos have such pleasing backgrounds! The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Joop Zand said...

So many wonderful colored bird pictures..... it's a great post Julie.

greetings, Joop

Bob Bushell said...

I love them all, my favourite is the Cooper Hawk, superb.

Beverly said...

Beautiful birds and images, Julie!

Linda Rockwell said...

Lovely birds and photos!

eileeninmd said...

Julie, I just loved all your birds and your photos. Great shots!

Jim Braswell said...

Totally Awesome post, Julie! Images are spectacular, as always :o)

ShySongbird said...

What a fabulous set of photos Julie, and such beautiful birds! My favourite is the Chestnut-sided Warbler, what a pretty and inquisitive little bird. They really are all gorgeous. I love the Ruby-throated Hummingbird too, how I wish we had hummers here, they are just delightful!

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful bird pictures, the cuckoo and the warblers especially.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Great photos! Our birders here are nuts about the Warblers:)

prairiebirder said...

Such beautiful photos, Julie and congratulations on the two lifers!

Rohrerbot said...

Congrats on the lifebirds!!!! They would be the same for me as well. You've got some great great shots! Warblers are tricky little birds. I was excited looking at all the different varieties. Very nice:)

Maria said...

I love the Cooper's Hawk and the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. And all are beautiful!

Saloma Furlong said...

Wow, I'm so glad to have found your blog. Your photography of the birds is so beautiful!

Saloma Furlong

Laurence Butler said...

Stunning work Julie.

I'm especially admiring on your Cuckoos. In fact, I'm cuckoo for them! They're incredible birds and it's fantastic that your have both american species on in the light with their eyes so clear.

Thank you for this.

Noushka said...

Magnificent series of pictures, so colourful and sharp!
Also very eclectic, I wonder how you can manage so many different species at once!!
Brilliant Julie!
Enjoy your WE!

Guy said...

Hi julie

I have to agree with the earlier comments each photo was my favorite as I scrolled thru but I really liked the Chestnut-sided Warbler it was my favorite, I think. You are a very talented photographer.

All the best.
Guy

dreamfalcon said...

Julie - your photos are just such a pleasure to look at.
Funny is, that some the birds you have here (Magnolia and Chestnut-sided Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated, Cooper's Hawk) were live birds for me this September, when I visited the US. (My humble photos will up on my blog sometimes.)

Bets said...

Hello Julie
What a lot of beautiful birds. specialy the kolibri and the coopers hawk.
Greetings Bets

Marco Alpha said...

Hey Julie,
These shots are so nice!! It's really fantastic to see these beautiful birds between the autumn colored leaves. You've caught these birds in very nice poses and good sharpness. This is enjoyment, my compliments!!

Greetings and have a good weekend,
Marco

Debbie said...

what a beautiful collection of our sweet feathered friends!!

the blue-winged warbler, so precious!!

love the hawk!!

Kathie Brown said...

Julie, these are just wonderful images! That is a spectacular shot of the yellow-billed cuckoo! Wow! What a gorgeous series of photos!

Didier 85 said...

Very lovely !!! Thanks !
Have a good day

Julie Brown said...

This is a beautiful series of colorful birds, Julie. I enjoyed looking at them!

John's Island said...

Hi Julie, When it comes to posting pictures on the web I started with Twitter a couple of years ago. Then, I became more interested in blogging simply because I found it a little more interesting and fulfilling, and, yes, sometimes Twitter became a little bit TMI. (Too much information) :-) The reason I mention all that is, in blogging, I often enjoy the photos and commentary that folks post in a single viewing. That in itself I find interesting. However, rarely do I find a blog post where I stop and just take a long, long look at the photos and then go back and look again. But that is exactly what happens on your blog. And this Autumn Birds post is just as wonderful as always. Now, my favorite in this post is the second picture ... the Chestnut-sided Warbler. You captured so much feeling in that photo of the little bird. It's wonderful! As always, thank you for sharing and thank you for your especially kind comments on John's Island. I so appreciate having you as a follower. Have a great weekend! John

CabinGirl said...

What a great collection of images, Julie! Love the Cooper's and the Chestnut-sided, especially.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Another fabulous post Julie! Your images ALWAYS put a smile on my face. Good to see you still visit Montrose Harbor since your move. Thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful place to bird a few years ago. Especially love the cuckoo's both yellow and black billed, blue-winged and chestnut sided warbler. All of course are wonderful. Really enjoyed this post!

Mia McPherson said...

Julie, all of these images are wonderful!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous captures! Loved them all!

Dan Huber said...

Lovely photos of some very pretty birds.

Larry Ostby said...

Julie, your series is absolutely beautiful. The Cooper and the Cuckoos are my favorites along with the Warblers and Flickers. Sheesh! Almost forgot the Hummer, what a treat. Thank you Julie.

Talibra said...

Piękne zdjęcia , piękne ptaki.
Pozdrawiam.

stardust said...

The moment this blog opened, I was welcomed by the beautiful Deer as usual, and then I was so fascinated by the tender and cute yellow Magnolia Warbler, and other impressive birds one after another. I smiled at the pose of flight of Hummingbird. Whenever I visit here, I’m so filled with admiration and contentment in seeing your photography. Thanks for sharing, Julie.

Yoko

NewMexiKen said...

All so beautiful-- it's hard to pick a favorite. That Chestnut-sided Warbler is so pretty, and the hawk's stare is engaging!

Barb said...

So many fabulous shots of birds. I especially love the eye and hooked beak of the hawk.

Joke van de Klift said...

Hey Julie,
First, thanks for your lovely compliments on my tiger.
But your pictures are also so beautiful.
I think, it's verry diffecult to make a nice shot from the birds.
Also the collers in this autumn looks verry nice to same with the birds.

Lovely greeting, Joke

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Beautiful, as always.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of all your lovely birds Julie...

Juliana said...

Wow! adorable bird on the 1st photograph!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Daniel LaFrance said...

Outstanding! I am at a loss to say more. Each image speaks for itself.

Thank you

John's Island said...

Hi Julie, Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on John's Island. You are such a wonderful friend and supporter. It always improves my day to stop by your blog and enjoy your wonderful photography. Have a great day, John

JRandSue said...

Beautiful collection,superb photography.
John.

Manuel Luis said...

Muitos destes pássaros estão a chegar aqui a Portugal, infelizmente para alguns não voltarão aí. Nesta época do ano, armam-se milhares de armadilhas as escondidas das autoridades. Gente que não é sensível ao que pertence a todos. Ninguém cuida do que é de todos.
Como sempre, belas fotos.
Abraço

Adriano Tapella said...

I Like !!!!

Patricia Downey said...

Julie: I've been absent from journeying through my favorite blogs for a while. What a treat to be back. Your images are so fresh and beautiful. You always manage to capture that extra dimension in your work--whether it be an emotion, surprising detail and/or humor.

I am so sorry to read about your loss and offer my heartfelt condolences.

Patricia

Rebecca said...

Beautiful series of photos!

Manuel Luis said...

Venho desejar-te um excelente fim de semana.
Bj

Kelly said...

These are just gorgeous, Julie!! The photo of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is perfect. It captures their definitive posture so well!

John's Island said...

Hi Julie, Just stopping by to say thanks, as always, for your wonderful encouraging comments on John's Island. And, of course, I get to enjoy your wonderful birding photos again. Seriously, I could enjoy these for years! :-) And, I will be looking forward to your next post as well. Have a great day. John

Larry Ostby said...

Like always Julie your post is marvelous. Congrats on your Cuckoos, what a terrific catch. Love the hummer and the Coopers Hawk. Flickers find it easy to avoid me, you caught a good one here. Really enjoyed the post Julie. Thanks.

forgetmenot said...

Julie, I don't know how I missed this post--amazing bird photos, as always. Always a treat to visit your blog. I am SO BEHIND in checking in on other bloggers--I've missed out on some great photos and interesting commentary, I'm sure. Hope all is well and that your house is coming along nicely. Enjoy the Holiday Season. Mickie :)

Rohrerbot said...

I am green with envy on your warblers! They continue to be some of the hardest birds to capture on camera. All of them are wonderful shots!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Superb set of photos the magnolia warbler is beautiful

petrolin50 said...

Very beautiful photo. Excellent quality. Your entire blog is nice. I like to come back. I wish you much happiness and good health in 2013. Peter.