Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another look at Willies!

"I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille. Is this my good side?"

So, what were you thinking, eh? I thought I would post more warbly pics tonight. Mostly since I couldn't think of anything clever. I went out to dinner with my brothers and nephew and ate too much...can you say "Hot Fudge Sundae?", I know I can...

I took my brother Jeff out to look for warblies once (yes, once), we, or more accurately, I saw one Yellow-rumped Warbler, that was it, nothing else to be found, go figure. Jeff couldn't locate it and didn't believe me. I need to get the family to go to the Magee Marsh boardwalk next May, then maybe, just maybe, they will understand the May-hem of May Warbler Madness that we all know and love so well.

In any case, you can look at these photos while I get some Pepto-Bismol and lay down for a little while....ugh......

I usually count myself lucky if I can get ONE shot of a Wilson's. This year there were plenty to choose from!

This was my ONLY shot from 2007. The first Wilson's I saw was in 2005...in Panama!

This was number two on the Wilson's Warbler Countdown...2006...Magee Marsh International Migratory Bird Day, the day I discovered the joys of bird butt photography!

Here's the latest 'Birds from Behind' pose. I think after a few years of struggling with trying to get good shots of the front, I have surrendered to my natural talent...Photo-Booty Man.


  1. Hi Dave,
    Fantastic and funny... I love your wrong-side shots ;-) But, wow the two first one are golden treasure!!! Wow man, you got him well. You know, each time that I'm getting here, I'm getting hick-up, I laugh so much with your post and image-illustration... Gorgeous.

  2. Reminds me of last week,when my car got,as we say over here,arse ended (correct spelling!).
    These knock spots off the Warblers we get in Wales,have you ever thought about pishing so they turn around?

  3. Chris: Maybe you should keep a drink next to your computer.

    Sid: I've tried pishing in the bushes. Maybe I'm doing it wrong...

  4. Our first visit and really enjoyed your blog.Great shots!!

  5. Try pishing through your teeth,always works for me!