First a couple pics from home...
Blue Dasher on the boxwood in my front yard.
I watched this Eastern Pondhawk attack and kill a Damselfly from my office window.
I drove a long distance to get to the Jack Pine forest in Michigan where Kirtland's Warblers breed and got to a spot where one was recently reported. I did not expect to get one but even at 8pm it was singing loud and clear and I got some brief but good looks.
Kirtland's Warbler - I expected to re-find this bird and others the next morning but as fate would have it, I heard plenty but never got one to cooperate for a better pic, so this will have to do. That being said I have great pictures from their wintering grounds in the Bahamas.
Lincoln's Sparrow sitting on a young Jack Pine.
I had a day full of teleconferences and there was a ton of mosquitos so it was a bit nerve wracking trying to find birds while swatting away the mozzies and having to contribute to work conversations. So I didn't get to explore much the second day until evening when I lucked into some more good birds. It stayed light until 9pm which worked to my advantage.
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak! A long overdue lifer.
I wanted to give him a hug so bad but had some reservations.
Back home on the one day I had in the "office" I was mowing the lawn when I got treated to a nice home patch bird.
Three Mississippi Kites were circling over my house and I managed this one shot before they flew off.
Sigh.... another crazy workweek ahead but I hope to get some birds in NC soon. My kids have a soccer tournament in Winston next weekend so maybe I can go mop up a couple species in the mountains.