The very common palm warbler. They were falling from the sky. I’ll try not to take too many pictures of them this winter, even though they are the most accommodating birds.
Even though you can’t see his legs in this shot, this is a yellowlegs. He’s a shorebird that should be at the beach. He was all alone in a small marsh.
Another missed baby black bellied whistling duck opportunity. They were far out in the marsh and getting ready for a nap. They were probably going to stay in that spot for hours.
I counted six but I think there were more hiding in the reeds.
Phoebes where everywhere and you could hear that distinct call all over the reserve.
This common yellowthroat sat still for 20 seconds. Long enough for me to get the above. Then he took off.
A barred owl was sleeping close to the trail and everyone was stopping to watch him. He would not wake up and he was hidden behind a lot of branches. We kept going down trail and an hour later when we came back, he was still sleeping.
“This is how I eat my dinner. Bang the fish on the branch so he won’t wiggle when he goes down my throat.”
Yes, I have a ton of blue-gray gnatcatcher shots. But they are so cute and there were so many of them.
The great blue heron doesn’t bang his fish before swallowing. He flips it over a few times and swallows it wiggling.
More of the usual stuff from Circle B Bar Reserve. The first weekend in November was perfect. Although we were a little cold starting out. 50 degrees at 8am. I didn’t even take my jacket off until we got in the car at noon.
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