Yesterday the biggest highlight at Mead Gardens was seeing a Clay-colored Sparrow. Other than that, it was pretty slow birding. But we did see some other fun things. Indigo Buntings are far less spectacular in the fall, but they are still quite attractive birds.
This Carolina Wren is showing off some white spots on its rump. I believe this is some sort of display, though sometimes these spots appear when they are preening. This bird flew up to this perch after some other buntings went by, so perhaps in this instance it a display. I don't see these white spots on Carolina Wrens very often, and this is the first time I have been able to get a photo that shows them nicely.
And this hummingbird was dancing around the lower leaves of a Cypress Tree by the lake. When she was flying, she was severely back lit, and the photos just weren't very attractive. But she perched for a minute or two, allowing me to get this one. Unfortunately, I forgot to adjust my exposure when she landed in front of a darker background, and I over exposed this shot by 2 stops. But I was able so salvage something out of this one.
I never knew Carolina Wrens had spots. There are a couple in my garden now, shall have to look! Super shots as always!ReplyDelete
You got some nice images here Scott - my favorite is the first Indigo Bunting. But getting the spots showing on the wren was a nice touch too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cindy. I rarely see the spots, but I've seen photos of them showing while preening or even sleeping..ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ron! The Indigo Buntings are all over right now. Really nice to see.ReplyDelete
Very nice images! Even in its "drab" coloration it's a beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
I never leave comments, but I had to say how much I enjoyed your photography. Just beautiful!ReplyDelete