Friday, May 13, 2016

McCown's Longspur???


Nope.  Just a leucistic robin
You'd better believe I hit the brakes though when this bird flashed into my vision at 50mph.  I had no idea what it was.  Ironically it's about a mile north of the partially leucistic tree swallow last fall at 3 Oaks.

Another black and orange bird was just about the most common warbler today, Blackburnian
Unfortunately most were heard-only treetop birds, this one at least came down to the mid-story.  Warblers have actually been really good lately, but they've almost universally been very high.  This Magnolia was one of the few exceptions...

A few other passerine dribs and drabs, we'll see how many are about in the predicted 20mph NW winds tomorrow for Birdathon...


1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing.