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November 1, 2018

Back to Nathan Krestul Park this afternoon.  Still trying to photograph the Palm Warblers:

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

I saw my first Yellow-rumped Warbler of the season, high up in an oak tree.  Northern Cardinals were calling incessantly.  I picked out a Red-bellied Woodpecker by flight.  And here’s a first-year male Red-winged Blackbird:

First-year male Red-winged Blackbird

Finally, I saw the first Eastern Phoebe of the season.  It was sitting on top a lacrosse net in my neighbor’s back yard.  The net made as good a perch as any to look for flying insects.

October 30, 2018

To Nathan Krestul Park late this afternoon.  Palm Warblers have returned for the season:

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

The Palm Warblers join the year-round birds, including this Great Egret:

Great Egret

There were Eastern Bluebirds, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and a pair of Northern Cardinals calling to each other.  Here’s the female:

Northern Cardinal

 

October 14, 2018

This afternoon I caught a glimpse of a Black-throated Blue Warbler in the woods behind my house.  I realized that it had been a while since I’d really looked for the birds.  So I did, and saw a few more migrating birds, including a Hooded Warbler and a pair of American Redstarts.  I also saw a number of year-round residents:  Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, and Carolina Wrens.

Here’s the Black-throated Blue Warbler:

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Here’s the Hooded Warbler:

Hooded Warbler

Here’s the female American Redstart:

American Redstart (female)

And here’s one of the Tufted Titmice:

Tufted Titmouse

September 6, 2018

We spent a week in Alaska.  The first picture I want to post is a bird for Gram, specifically a Black-capped Chickadee, the northern counterpart of the Carolina Chickadees we have.

Black-capped Chickadee

These pictures were all taken outside the Lakeview Inn, which is close to Denali National Park & Preserve.  We saw several Snowshoe Hares, which are all beginning to get their white fur for winter.

Snowshoe Hare

And there were several Red Squirrels about:

Red Squirrel

August 29, 2018

In Memoriam

“Gram”

My grandmother, Eloise Bame Diller, passed away early this morning at 106 years of age.  Above is a snapshot of her that I took on August 8, 2018.  Below is her obituary.  She can rest assured that I’ll continue taking pictures of birds for her.