Monday, February 1, 2010

...Missed it by that much!

I think this is my favorite Warbler...it's a Chestnut-sided if you couldn't tell...
It was one of the first warblers we spotted on our first visit to Magee and it left a definite impression on me.
I was stumped this weekend. I couldn't think of anything to post...we hadn't been birding...nothing in the gardens...no clever thoughts in my tiny bean...UNTIL TODAY!
I was thinking about International Crappy Photo Day and the sheer volume of crappy photos I have. Then I went into a deep funk about all of the great birds me and the Doodles have seen and that I screwed up getting clear photos of. All of the "Just Missed" pics...so here you go...a few of the many thousands of photos I should delete, but can't...because they might come in handy on a bad blog day!
This Canada Warbler just wouldn't sit still that day. It must be a Canadian thing...

I should have made this a guessing game for you!
You're right! A Downy Woodpecker being a rocket.

This is an easy one. Please note how focused the stick is.
That House Sparrow got in the way of my 'stick portrait', very artsy, eh?

This would be a hard one, so I'll tell you that it's a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Spotted Sandpipers DO NOT like being photographed!

Last, but not least (nuts, I should have put a Least Sandpiper here!) a Common Moorhen.
Actually, I'm not sure if he's flying away or running away...either way...he didn't like me.