Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4.18.14 - Home - Bird Nerd Moment
Yarmouth, MA
Just another spring morning... but I couldn't resist taking a couple of photos of the birds hanging out underneath our feeder.  I started hearing Pine Warblers return about a week ago - but they are tough to photograph when you're in a hurry.  Fast paced and bird photography do not mix, particularly with warblers.  THEY are fast paced and often too quick for my human hands to get a shot of.  I had also heard a Chipping Sparrow for the first time this year and fortunately for me, they are not nearly as camera-challenging as a Pine Warbler.  Below you'll see a Chipping Sparrow hanging out with a Dark-eyed Junco who's decided to hang out...still.  Junco, you're awfully adorable, but...please the cold weather is slowly fading... I appreciate you, but I am ready for some warming up!
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Chipping Sparrow & Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco's rump & Song Sparrow
Other species seen & heard in my yard this morning:
Northern Cardinal
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
House Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Pine Warbler
American Goldfinch
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
House Finch
Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 4.22 at 9:30-10:30am at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster $2Member, $4Non-member
Happy Birding 'til then!

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