The wonderful outdoor weather has slowed my progress in developing spring migrant photos.
And each time I try to focus on photos of my migrant sightings, I’m drawn to the photos of the Gulf-Coastie residents that share their habitat with the springtime migrants. I thought I’d share a few today. Tomorrow, some migrants!
Some folk might think the Red-eyed Vireo is a plain-looking hyperactive bird, difficult to sit still for the camera:
But when you catch that beautiful red eye, shining brightly in the dappled light, you catch your breath at its beauty:
Whoever named the Black-necked Stilt kind of missed the point. These hot-pink-long-legged beauties walk about as if they were wearing platform high heels:
I’ve never shot a stellar photo of a Black-and-white Warbler. But that’s OK. I love each sighting of these quiet wood warblers:
And then there is the Brown Thrasher. These ground-lovers use their bills and wings to toss sand, dirt and water into the air, always reminding me of children in a sand box:
And then the thrasher will suddenly stop, look up and freeze, kind of like said children, as if asking: “Are you watching me or those fly-away migrants?”