Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nice day to take the gear for a walk

Saturday morning was very pleasant. The temperatures were very warm and I went out for a walk with my gear. The leaves are coming out and there was a lot of activity, but not much photography.
But heard and not seen were lots of Blue-winged Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Tufted Titmice, Chipping Sparrows, Downy Woodpeckers, Gray Catbirds and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. But birding here in New England can be tough if you are unable to bird by ear. Once the leaves are on the trees and bushes, it gets hard to actually see the birds.

It was really great to get out. In a remote part of the trail, a middle-aged man came jogging through and saw my gear. He huffed and puffed, “What was that bird?”, he huffed and puffed in a challenging manner. I simply replied, “Which one?” I was hearing about five. “That one!”, he pointed off to a distant spot as a woodpecker called. “Red-bellied Woodpecker”. And he gave me a look of approval and continued on.

Here is a Yellow-rumped Warbler high up in a sugar maple tree. Down below is an Azure. For a long morning walk, coming home with three frames may not seem productive, but oh, to be out the woods again is good felt good.
©2017 Steve Borichevsky
©2017 Steve Borichevsky

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