Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) - 23Oct2016

Usually Nashville Warblers seen in Wilmington, NC have driven me bonkers as they tended to stay very high in tall trees and all of my previous photos were akin to some Nessie photos.  These hyperactive small warblers breed in Northeast Canada (at least the Eastern subspecies does) and then migrates to Mexico and adjacent countries.  However, they do have the tendency to stick around sometimes even into the winter.  This last Sunday at Fort Fisher I finally captured some decent shots.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufrescens) - 03Oct2016

The drunken sailor of the bird world, Reddish Egrets dance around with wings spread and in no predictable pattern in order to scare prey into it's reach.  Others say the raised wing is to produce shade to better see the fish below.  This particular bird was pretty mellow and was found on Shackleford Banks.