Saturday, May 19, 2012

Badly Photographed Marblehead Birds

Badly photographed snowy egret, Forest River Conservation Area, Marblehead/Salem, MA
A gorgeous morning. An hour or so at Marblehead Neck. The warbler songscape was intense. Blackpoll twinkling at the upper frequencies.
Badly photographed Blackpoll Warbler, Marblehead Neck
Redstart, black-throated blue, parula, black-throated green, yellowthroat, magnolia. All singing at once. Wood thrush, veery, and scarlet tanager too.
Badly photographed first-year male American redstart, Marblehead Neck
Most of the time up in the leafy canopy and difficult to see. But sometimes one would descend.
Badly photographed female black-throated blue warbler, Marblehead Neck
My most disappointing photograph of the day: this flycatcher (who didn't vocalize a single time).
Badly photographed flycatcher of some sort, Marblehead Neck
This photo was supposed to help me judge the thickness of the eye-ring.

Don't get me wrong. I wasn't able to get any good photos. But just being there in that soundscape was enough for me.

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