I had a few target birds for my year list today, and I got them all not long after leaving the car. Knowing where to look is a great help, and I've looked for these birds for many years now. They rarely let me down. A real bonus though was a fly over Osprey! I really was not expecting to see one, but what a thrill it was! Followed closely by a calling Cuckoo.
First up was a Common Redstart. I could hear one singing within a few minutes and tracked it down quickly. Sat upon a dead branch in full view.
While I was looking around I could see some small birds up in the canopy and a familiar call. A pair of Siskins. I was pleased about this as they had avoided my year list in 2018, and so far this. So it was good to get them on the 2019 list.
The Tree Pipits are great to watch and listen to. They parachute down and let everyone know they are around. Thankfully that makes it easy to spot them and then photograph.
I spent some time watching them feeding on the ground, and this one even burst into a bit of song for me.
I love the names of these birds. Siskins and pulpits! Lovely captures. And thanks for coming over to my blog!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of so many wonderful birds - I always taking a trip with you.ReplyDelete
lovely photos, I wish I had somewhere reliable to find redstarts!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos here as always.ReplyDelete
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Hello, pretty birds and photos. The Redstart is beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead.ReplyDelete
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An osprey! Wow! Great photos as always.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful birds. In my opinion, wandering around is not a waste of time. It's time well spent.ReplyDelete
My post features tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, Washington.
Great photos! I especially like the last one - the Tree Pipit singing.ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
I see why you love going there, such beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
I remember being in Scotland a few years ago and coming across a whole flock of Meadow Pipits on the ground, and some pipits were perched in trees. Try as I might to make them into Tree Pipits they were merely Meadow Pipits perched in a tree.ReplyDelete
Hello, pretty bird. My favorites are the Redstart and the Tree Pipit. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
It's all so wonderful! Not only did I enjoy your great photos, I also enjoyed reading your commentary. I would NOT be able to identify many birds by their song as you did, but only a few. And do have it pose for you, and sing ... that would be the highlight of my day! Thanks for joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin'.ReplyDelete
Nice when the birds cooperate having photos taken..ReplyDelete