all the photos lately

Are birds. I have done some woodworking, but nothing of note. But I’ve been out birding a bit. So if you’re here to see the woodworking, you can skip this one – and I’m back in the shop tomorrow. Last week I posted the male eastern towhee – here’s the female (Pipilo erythrophthalmus).

eastern towhee female

Next is a male magnolia warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

magnolia warbler

And then a blue gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea). Most of these birds we find way up high in the trees…hurts your neck, and makes a lot of the photos the underside of the bird.

blue gray gnatcatcher

Except the veery (Catharus fuscescens) and the other thrushes. All the thrushes we see in the spring love the shady parts of the woods and sing the most beautiful songs of all. Seems like most springs, Marie & I literally almost run into a veery in the woods in Hingham where we walk. This one was sometimes too close for my camera.

veery
veery

This one is back at the shop, down near the river. A house wren (Troglodytes aedon) who has now moved into a gourd-bird house.

house wren

On another walk this morning, I saw this Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) working on her nest.

Baltimore oriole coming to her nest

And working on it from inside

Baltimore oriole in her nest

And I’ll close for now with an ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) another one who likes the shady woods.

Daniel edited another video, I just haven’t checked it yet. Next day or two. Scratch-stock molding is the subject.

4 thoughts on “all the photos lately

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed your bird photos. The woodworking can wait while migration is on. We enjoy a 2-3 week window in May where warblers visit our woods and feeders as they head up the coast of Maine. Indoor chores take second priority to bird watching.

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