I had a rare opportunity with a Carolina Wren out in the open this morning, and on an interesting branch.
He made a quick flip before diving into the underbrush, showing me his other side.
This is a bird that has mostly eluded my camera despite how common they are, even in my back yard. I was pretty happy to get both shots.
Several Eastern Bluebirds were poking around in tree cavities, presumably looking for food.
Occasionally one would take a break.
I’ve seen quite a number of Bluebirds around this fall but this was the closest I’ve been when I had a camera in hand.
November 30, 2021
A White-eyed Vireo on a quick stop to somewhere else.
A might song!
This fellow landed right in front of me, showing off his snacks, before he zipped off to deliver lunch.
An Eastern Bluebird flew from the ground to an open branch as I passed by.
A Carolina Chickadee was picking on the new buds of a Sweetgum tree with two of last years pods still hanging on.
Taking time out for an itch a Yellow-rumped Warbler appeared to give me a wave.
Realizing he was noticed he hopped down the branch…
before flitting a bit further off the path.
This winter I have seen Yellow-rumped Warblers at all my birding spots.
Sunday was no different when they were zipping all over Magnolia Cemetery.
This fellow gave me quite a few poses.
The decaying plot fences around the cemetery are common perching spots, if only for a moment.
The tangled shrubs that hang over the pond were the favorite spot that afternoon, perhaps because there was ample sun to warm the birds up.