Birds that is. It’s the fall migration season and rumor had it that birds heading south were stopping through Maryland this week.
A friend and I went to Governor bridge Natural Area in search for some migratory warblers. Some serious shrubbery stalking was planned.
And stalked we did. Standing and waiting in the brush, waiting for the birds to show themselves.
I had never seen so many Catbirds, Red Eye Vireos, and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds at one place before. They kept us well distracted while we kept an eye out for the needle in a haystack.
The Canada Warbler (the yellow one) only showed itself quite briefly and even my friend missed it. It was a new bird to me, and I was fortunate to see it and to be quick on the draw.
We saw 25 species overall in about two and half hours. Not bad for standing in one spot. See..patience does pay for those that wait.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Birds, Nature
Ah, stunning Canadian Bird. I hope it has a passport. Oh, the blue one is gorgeous.
Oh yes..I did ask if she had a transit visa. She quickly ran off and I couldn’t catch her. 🙂
Bonne soirée à vous
Great pictures. Awesome blog. I was wondering if you could help me out, I love the layout of the pictures in your blog but have no idea how to achieve this (I assume its in your CSS code section). Could you copy and paste your coding? It’s great!
These are actually gallery options that are available when you upload your images to the media gallery. There are several types available. Good luck!
Ah! Blog growing pains. Thank you.
My pleasure..it took me a while to get the hang of it too.
Indeed the rewards for patience are quite great, at least that is what your photos tell us all.
Thank you so very much Charlie. I really have learned how to be patient. Now I have a hard time hurrying up! 🙂
Kudos on the photos! A great day of birding from the looks and sounds of it.
I’m adopting a new strategy, the army method, hurry up and wait. Birds seem to congregate in areas even though they feed on different things. So what I’ve begun doing is walking until I find an area of birds, then hang out there until they move off, then head off to the next such spot.
That’s great advice Jerry. I think I was just starting to get an inkling of this idea this last walkabout. Raining today, so no birding for me. The migrants are still strangely absent.
I love the commitment you made to yourself and others to do this 365 project! Lovely!
Thank you so very much Gayle. I must admit, having this blog and having such wonderful readers helps to keep me accountable and motivated.
Thank you so very much
Terrific series Emily!
Thank you so much Phil. I tell you, birding has been tough lately. Not many around.