Saturday, May 12, 2012

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

A gorgeous male Scarlet Tanager

Today was "International Migratory Bird Day", a day to celebrate the birds and the miracle that is migration. It turned out to be a great birding day for us. The highlight was seeing the above pictured
Scarlet Tanager, we hadn't seen one since spring 2010, so it was joyful to see one after so long.

We also saw 10 species of warblers while on our outing this morning, and had some lively conservation with other birders who were also enjoying the lovely birding weather.

Below are a few pics from our outing this morning.

 Female Black-throated Blue-Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black & White Warbler
Another shot of the Scarlet Tanager because he's just so pretty!

Hope you took some time to enjoy the birds today!

2 comments:

dwaynejava said...

Angie, a wonderful collection of warblers here! I might be mistaken here, but the vireo might be a female Black-throated Blue Warbler! You gotta love May. Good birding!

Angie in TO said...

Oh, I think you may be right! Thanks!