|I saw A LOT of chipping sparrows today.|
But sorting through them all is what got me some birds that made me smile.
|Foraging in the grasses and weeds in just as high of numbers as the chipping sparrows were ruby crowned kinglets.|
|Can you believe I used to try turning song sparrows into Lincoln's sparrows?!|
To be fair, this is not a good example of a song sparrow that will make you look twice. This one is heavily smudgy and dark.
|I never get upset to see a field sparrow.|
Especially one that can choose a perch that compliments its color and tone.
|According to the eBird filters, I counted too many of these.|
I saw 4 blue-headed vireo's today.
And they were nice and low to enjoy!
|Fall colors and fall birds.|
Ruby Crowned Kinglet.
|I'm still riding my high from that Lincoln's AND THEN I FOUND A SECOND BIRD.|
Look at those field marks, how the hell was I turning other birds into this?!
|And then it went on to do Lincoln's Sparrow things, like sit in grass, hide in the brush and under leaves.|
|I had an apple turnover from Baked in Brooklyn across 5th ave from the Cemetery in celebration. It was good.|
|At the Dell Water, I sifted again through Chipping Sparrows.|
And gave a scowl at the photographers using bright flash photography in broad daylight for birds.
Anyway, standing around did me good...
|I was rewarded with a Nashville Warbler!|
|Birds are weird. What is its body doing?!|
|What a picture perfect little buddy!|
Took a lot of patience and reject shots for this alright one.
|The buckeyes I am seeing lately just look more and more worn. Hope you make it to your destination little pal.|
|I was looking at chipping sparrows flocking into the lower parts of this tree. Then I found a yellow-bellied sapsucker in a yellow-leaved tree stashing away a berry on a mossy limb that perfectly matches the coloration and patterns on its back.|
|Also, lots of palm warblers. Has anyone else ever noticed how the bottoms of their feets are yellow?! How cute!|