Saturday, March 16, 2013

Camera Critters #258

Last weekend, I did what I enjoying doing the most…I grabbed my camera and went for a walk.

I had a goal for the walk and for future walks, to see if any new birds have migrated this far north yet.  As I approached a park in town, a small bird flew across the road in front of me and landed on a tree in the shadows.

I wasn’t sure what the bird was when it flew by, but when I noticed where it landed, I knew immediately what bird it was…and it was another life bird for me.

I hear people mention seeing this bird all the time.  From the number of reports of sightings I hear and read, one would think they are thick at mosquitoes.  But this was my first sighting of one.

Oddly enough, many years ago, I thought I was seeing one in my backyard in a neighboring town.  I could see a small bird moving around the truck of a nearby tree, but couldn’t see it well.  So I went in the house, got my binoculars and focused in on the bird.  It was the bird I saw the other day…but a very rare for this area Black and White Warbler.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera at the time and was unable to obtain an image…and I haven’t seen a Black and White Warbler since.

But the Brown Creeper is my latest lifer and my critter for this week.


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eileeninmd said...

The Brown Creeper is a cool bird, Great sighting and photo.

Misty DawnS said...

That's awesome! It sure does blend in on the tree! Good sighting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good sighting and congrats on the 'lifer'. We used to see these birds in Oregon (Eugene area).

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Mama Zen said...

Great catch!

Bluebell Woods said...

took me awhile to see it, good camouflage. You must not have as much snow as we do. I cant wait to get out in the woods again