Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend activities

Here's Mort on sunny Saturday afternoon, watching me trim the hedges, trying to stay awake...

Morty in the Yard

Originally uploaded by splaestro

And here he is this morning at Cope, after a long, rather muddy walk.

Morty at Cope
Originally uploaded by splaestro

Very proud of his accomplishments...

Morty at Cope, looking very proud
Originally uploaded by splaestro

Birding highlights included:

  • A nice long look at a Veery;

  • A few fleeting glimpses of a Scarlet Tanager;

  • First-of-year observations of Common Yellowthroat & Eastern Kingbird;

  • White-eyed Vireo (a lifer!)

Had two looks at the vireo, the first one quite close and several minutes long. Unmistakable gray-colored eye and yellow forehead markings. Something about the shape didn't say vireo, however, so it took me a long while to find it in Sibley's. Its song is somewhat catbird-like, in that it has a mewing note in the middle, but it's much more regular than a catbird's.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I don't know which one if cuter, the one where you caught his tongue all curled up, or the one where he looks like he's posing for Mount Rushmore. Thanks for posting pics while I was gone!