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Friday, May 23, 2014

Photo Share: Birds of the Day

I decided to take an hour off of hauling firewood today and go back and see if I could get a better pic of the Scarlet Tanager.  Right away, the Yellow Warbler was back.  It seems a lot like a Chickadee, kind of friendly, not too spooked.  I got a couple shots that are pretty good.
Then I got several shots of Eastern Phoebes, the first I've seen this year (heard a few).  There was one I liked, to be honest because of the background; probably be a better pic if the stupid bird hadn't gotten in the way!

There were swallows flying around, and one landed so I could get a shot of it.  It turned out to be a Northern Rough-Winged Swallow.  I'd never heard of them.  Guess they're "uncommon."

And then, IT came in: THE SCARLET TANAGER. I was so rattled I couldn't find it with the camera, worst case of buck fever I've ever had. I did get a couple of shots that were better than what I got before, but I missed a whole lot more. I need to get a grip!
Thank you Lynn for sharing your wonderful photos and observations! If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.

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