Saturday, May 17, 2014

Digiscoping Bonanza!


Black-throated Blue Warbler (female)

Wow! What an incredible day at Pheasant Branch Conservancy! On account of the cold temperatures, warblers and other songbirds were down low and made relatively easy photographic subjects. When it warmed up this afternoon, things just exploded. This day will go down as one of the best birding experiences of my life. It's been a long time since I've observed something like this—it recalls the cold-snap of May 12th, 2002 when warblers were knocked to the ground for a couple of days. At that time the skies were overcast, but today there was excellent light for digiscoping!


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Magnolia Warbler


Magnolia Warbler


American Redstart


American Redstart


American Redstart


Blackpoll Warbler


Canada Warbler


Wilson's Warbler


Northern Parula


Scarlet Tanager


Indigo Bunting


Gray-cheeked Thrush


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Pheasant Branch, Dane, US-WI
May 17, 2014 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
68 species

Wood Duck
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What beautiful colors! Great series of great pics!

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