Monday, April 25, 2011

Warblers at the house

We don't normally see too many Yellow Rumped Warblers at the house. Today there were about a dozen that stayed all day long. They were in the woods, in the trees near the house, in the bushes in back, in front, you name it and they were there. One even decided to hang out in the shed with Chuck for a while. It took a bit before she found her way out.

Grays Harbor and Ocean Springs Weekend

We picked the best weekend of the year to go to Grays harbor and Ocean Springs Washington.
I think every clam digger was out there on Saturday!
 A line of cars and people in every direction - filled with clam diggers - except us.
 Semipalmated plovers with a long billed dowitcher
 Plovers and sandpipers flying in
 Too cute.
 It was nice seeing them hang out together.
 This little plover wanted to know what I was up to.
 This one is the shortbilled Dowitcher - can he put his head any further into the sand? - Yes he can!

 Western Sandpiper
 She finally got some lunch!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring and Birds - once again we can get outside

 Chestnut backed chickadee
 There were three types of wood peckers in the yard today.
Downy woodpecker, a couple red-breasted sapsuckers, and a few northern flickers.
 The downy was the cutest one.
The golden crowned kinglet with his dinner.