Posts tagged with myrtle warbler

Mother's Day

I traveled to my hometown this past weekend for a surprise Mother’s Day visit. Aside from the usual breakfast/lunch thing, I drug my mother out for a walk through the Explore Park off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke, Virginia. It must have been a sleepy morning for most of the wildlife as there wasn’t much out. I did get a couple of shots of another Barred Owl. I couldn’t quite tell what it was when I was making it famous, though I had a feeling it was an owl judging by its profile.

We followed up the Explore Park hike with a visit to my sister’s house out in the country. I was able to get a couple of the humming birds that visit her feeder, along with some slightly better shots of a Myrtle Warbler; I guess migration season is a little late for some of these birds due to the relatively cold weather we’ve been having this year.

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Neighborhood Walk

Exciting news! Two new finds today: a Northern Flicker (Yellow-Shafted form) and a Myrtle Warbler. I didn’t get very good pictures of either, but good enough that there’s no doubt in my mind as to what they are. In addition to these two guys, we also saw our hawk friend in his usual spot chasing away other birds from his nest. At least I hope that’s what he’s doing, otherwise he’s just a bully. So much excitement considering it was a walk cut short by the looming precipitation and lunch break time constraints!

UPDATE: The hawk is a bully.

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