Thursday, September 3, 2009

Finally!!

They're back!! I have had the best time, the last few days, finding warblers that I missed in the Spring...oh, they were there but Tina wasn't that fast at finding them with her binoculars way back then. I would see them, with my eyes, waaay up there in the tops of those trees but then finding that same branch through a pair of binoculars was a skill I still had to practice..and of course, one must do all of the above in a few seconds as these guys flit and flitter so fast that I more or less missed seeing them in all their spring colors ..but persistence has paid off during their return visit. My first sighting Thursday, however, was in stunning black and white..A small little Black-in-White Warbler...first, looking right at me and then posing for a profile shot! How nice! Our weather has been very nice..cool cool mornings with highs in the low 80s. Perfect for enjoying the quick glimpses we are getting of these visiting birds.

13 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Nice pix! B&W is one of my favorites.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

See what all of your hard-work at birding has done to help you find them???? You have worked SO hard---and I'm proud of you. I'd love to see some of those warblers. Beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Nice shots of ths lovely little bird.I find the fall warblers can be quite a challenge.
Blessings,Ruth

Gail said...

Patience pays!

T and S said...

Neat shot, if you could share the EXIF details, I could suggest a couple of tips on how to shoot this a little bit better...Thomas

Neal said...

Those are great shots Tina....as usual!!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love those little black and whites. We see them briefly on migration and just love them. Nice photographs of these quick little things.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Tina. Excellent views of the B&W and far better than I had when visiting Cape May many years ago.
I'm sure youv'e heard this before but the trick when using bins is to continue watching the subject with your eyes & then lift / bring the bins up to your eyes so that you don't have to re-look for the subject. FAB

Bird Girl said...

Just gorgeous in black & white ;-) I haven't been looking but I'm gonna get out there soon! I also just LOVE that kingbird against the purple - wow!

Eve said...

These pictures are great! I too haven't gotten out to see the warblers. Well I've been out, of course, but just can't seem to find any! I KNOW they're out there!!

George said...

What great pictures of the warblers. You are definitely getting good at spotting these beautiful birds.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
Gorgeous shot of a nice bird I did not know!

jalynn01 said...

I can't believe the 'fall' warblers are showing up already, seems like we just came home from WV and spring warblers!! Love the B&W. They are the friendliest of the warblers I think!

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