Birding At Cromwell Valley Park 5.8.18

Today I woke up early and decided to go to Cromwell Valley Park to look for warblers. The birding was tough but I got a few nice images…

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

The Yellow Warbler is a common visitor in Spring but is very beautiful. Trying to track these yellow blurs through the trees is very hard. They forage for bugs and keep moving. I saw a total of 3 species of Warbler today: the Yellow, Yellow-rumped, and Palm Warblers. I suspect if I had arrived a bit earlier I might have seen more, but I didn’t arrive until an hour after sunrise.

Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow

The Swamp Sparrow I saw was surprisingly out in the open. Normally Swamp Sparrows are a bit shy when I’m around. This one came out and posed in the sunshine for me.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher are surprisingly hard to photograph. Something about them always blurs the picture, even if they seem to be standing still. This is one of my better Kingfisher pictures despite it being so far away when I took the picture.

Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Orchard Oriole
Orchard Oriole
House Wren
House Wren

I saw three Orchard Orioles and a lone male Baltimore Oriole. The Baltimore Oriole was way up in the top of a tree singing and I couldn’t get a clear view of it for a picture. The tree swallows were everywhere. And I found this beautiful House Wren checking out a nesting box. It kept flying in and out of the trees and then back to the box to investigate. It was fun to watch, I love wrens.

Overall I saw 30 species of bird and got a nice walk in with Sparky. A good morning was had by all!

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