Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 212 - 31st July 2014 - Cobwebs, Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Magnolia Warbler and Hermit Thrush

Well here's good bye to another month. They sure fly by fast. Before you know it, fall will be here and I'll be off for the winter. It's been a strange year, hardly feels like we've gotten anything done - still have wood to do for the winter (but it's coming - just the basement left to do), our garden is not up to it's usual size and we haven't really gotten far this summer. On a up beat I've done some awesome birding and met some new/old friends.
I got my wish yesterday for a few hours of fine weather, the rain didn't start until about 2 pm and boy did it come down hard. Had the Eastlink Internet guy here and he put a higher post on the house - seems to be working well; time will tell. Buzzed around and caught up on some of the house work I didn't get done over the weekend and had a fantastic roam around the hood for a couple of hours. Whipped up a casserole for Thursday and Friday suppers and did pork steak, mashed potatoes and swiss chard from the garden for last night. The Humming Birds have found the Scarlet Runner blooms, I've seen them out there several times today.
A morning made of cobwebs.
 Hollyhocks from a neighbour's yard. She has several different colors and they are stunning.
 A new lifer for me - a female Black-throated Blue Warbler.
 The Chickadees get a little close with the new lens.
Hermit Thrush - saw about four of them.
 Yellow-Rumped Warbler still in striking colors.

Scarlet runner blooms.

Magnolia Warbler. I'm getting closer!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Very good to find a Black-throated Blue Warbler. I don't see them very often. Actually I've only heard them this summer and never even saw one. Great shot of the juvenile Hermit Thrush. It has a nice clear out-of-focus background.

    1. Thanks Alix, am going to see if I can find her again and maybe the male. Loving the new lens but still some things to learn about it.