Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not a hawk!!

Recently, I visited Cape May, New Jersey. I spent one day bird watching and lucky for me.. this little Cape May Warbler was visiting too!! We were near the Hawk Watch station and this little guy grabbed every one's attention when he and the Mrs. landed near the Hawk Watch platform.. (sorry I wasn't fast enough to catch her!) I barely had time to focus on getting a few shots of him!! I don't think I've ever seen so many binoculars all pointed in one direction before..I kept thinking THAT would make a neat picture ..but these little birds were moving too fast to stop and take a shot of all the bird watchers!He was like a little jet plane zooming among the branches and leaves...but here he is picking some kind of worm off of a branch.. his head and bill are bent forward.. toward his tummy!
It's amazing to me that he will eventually fly to the West Indies where he will spend his winter ...such a long distance for such a tiny bird! I get tired just thinking about it! ;-0

8 comments:

Eve said...

Great time Tina! I was out trying to get warbler shots today....when I don't have the camera, there they are...when I do, there they're not!!
You did a great job!

The Early Birder said...

Nice one Tina. I never got to see this little chap when I was there some years ago. Great location. FAB.

Chris said...

Cool well done Tina... These are nice shots of a bird I've never seen! Congrats. Congrats too for the new header, it is gorgeous!!

Tina said...

Thanks Eve, I hear what you are saying..keep trying!

EB, I was pleased to see this one too

Chris, You are so kind...these are lousy shots.. out of focus and blurry..but the only ones I managed to take..Thanks for stopping by.

Gail said...

Great shots but I would have loved the one with everyone looking!

Leeloo's mum said...

Lol, that part about the bird watchers and binoculars made me chuckle :P Great job on getting a few shots of the little warbler, so cute! I got to see a male and female Cap May warbler this summer, I was very excited :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that little Warbler, Tina... I've never seen that one before. You have seen so many different birds this year. I hope you are keeping count!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

dAwN said...

OH..i love your header..hee hee and the parrot saying do u want to talk about that over and over..
So cool u went to cape may and sooooo cool u got to see the warbler...
Great place to bird!

would like to hear your thoughts..