Sweet Posing Great Crested Flycatcher

May 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite flycatchers, this great crested flycatcher posed nicely as it had a beautiful spot to watch for any unsuspecting insects. The wooded trails of Funk's Grove was very active with several types of flycatchers on Sunday.
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Philadelphia Vireo

May 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I thought this was another warbling vireo when I first saw it but after looking through my camera's view finder and the back of the screen, I thought this had a good chance of being my first good photo of a Philadelphia Vireo. Once I was able to look more closely on my computer, I do believe this is a Philadelphia Vireo.
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Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

May 23, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
I kept hearing this guy calling from up above the canopy of leaves. I thought it was a flycatcher but I wasn't sure so I quickly used my Merlin app to help confirm that it was a yellow-bellied flycatcher. It flew down below the leaves long enough to get a quick photo.
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Summer Song of a Dickcessel

May 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
As I was walking the trails at Funk's Grove I heard several Dickcessels singing from the prairie just past the tree line. As soon as I turned the corner and left the shady, wooded trails their songs amplified and, along with the fresh sun, the feeling of summer was beautiful and refreshing. I couldn't wait to try to get an image of of these beautif...
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Mississippi Kite Enjoying some Baseball

May 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Not one of my best images, but one I wanted to share...this Mississippi Kite was flying over my son's BHS Freshman baseball game at our home field tonight. I was taking photos of the team and saw this the bird hovering fairly high up. I genuinely thought it was a cooper's hawk and barely took a couple of images before focusing back on the game. I'm...
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