Thursday, June 9, 2011

Backyard Birding News...

It is almost a month since I reported on bird activities in the backyard, with my last post on May 9th.  With migration just about over (I still hope for lingering birds), I still do at least 1-2 hours of backyard birding every other day. There is always something to observe, if not birds, then butterflies or insects especially since the weather begins to get into the warmer temperatures.  Recent highlights include two young Northern Cardinals at the bird bath, Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) and an uncommon treat where an American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) dropped by momentarily.  Recent Butterflies include, Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), Cabbage Whites and Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).  Here are some of the birds that I was lucky to photograph in the backyard.




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2 comments:

Linda Rockwell said...

Wonderful photos Andrew! Love the bathing beauty. :)

Julie G. said...

Terrific backyard sightings! Love the Cedar Waxwings. There is always something beautiful to find if you look hard enough.