Friday, April 17, 2009

Bulletin 75 - Upper Texas Coast spring migration #1

David McDonald Photography
Friendswood Texas
April 18, 2009

Bulletin #75 – Upper Texas Coast spring migration #1
Hello friends,

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I have been out several times so far looking for the spring birds.

I have found several warblers and managed to get some improved photos.

Here is a male Hooded Warbler in 2 poses. The black hood around the yellow face is the easy ID for this bird.

The next is a male Northern Parula. He has a blue-gray back with green patch and yellow throat and breast with gray and rufous bands. There is also a broken white eye-ring.

Here is a male Black-throated Green Warbler.

The next is the beautiful Chestnut-sided Warbler. He has a yellow crown and chestnut racing stripes down the flanks.

In this photo, it looks like his stripes are about to peel off.

This is my best photo ever of a Tennessee Warbler. He is plain gray with a green back and a white line over the eye.

The last warbler is the Worm-eating Warbler. He is olive brown, but has a distinctively striped head. This is the ID mark to look for.

Here are 2 photos of the same bird.

This Common Nighthawk (Chordelis minor) was found at the Quintana sanctuary and sat on a branch in broad daylight. Every photographer got nice shots of the bird that day. The white throat stripe and wing patches ID this bird.

All comments and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

Happy birding and photography,

David McDonald

photos copyright 2009 David McDonald

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1 comment:

Luis Novo said...

beautiful birds!!
great photos