Headed out for a short walk today in Boundary Bay. To a wooded area adjacent to the airport with warblers in mind. Not having had much luck with Orange-crowned Warblers the last few days I was encouraged to hear some calling. Sure makes it easier to locate these tiny birds when they are vocalizing.
Finally managed to get one while it was foraging a little more out in the open.
It was not there long, but I did manage a couple of shots.
When returning to the same area a little later, I caught a glimpse of something brighter. It too was foraging amongst the branches, but I eventually got a good enough look to determine it was a Wilson’s Warbler. Another warbler I have had fleeting glimpses of the last few days, but no photos.
Waiting patiently, it too eventually made a brief appearance in the open.
After the previous photo misses, hopefully this is a sign of better things to come with these little guys.
Here a Barn Swallow is gathering nesting material.
For others, new arrivals are here.
A little better luck today with getting a Wood Duck family together.
Yellow-rumped Warblers were busy hawking for insects from the trees.
While watching and photographing the warblers,
… this Rufous Hummingbird stopped briefly on a branch before flying off.
And this Red-winged Blackbird paused momentarily in the cattails.
There were also a few Orange-crowned Warblers around. I located and stuck with one to try and get a photo. Unlike the Yellow-rumped which would sit in the open, the Orange-crowned were foraging for insects amongst the branches of the trees.
This one never came completely out in the open and this was the best I could do today. Such is the life of bird photography, but there is always next time.