~A Few Birds from Fairview Riverside State Park and #359~

 

A few more bird photos from Fairview Riverside State Park. And, number 359, a new sighting!

 

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Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary  Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
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Prothonotary Warbler

When I first spotted this beautiful little warbler, I though it was a new sighting; however, after checking my records I had seen it previously. It was truly a joy to get to watch this little bird for a few seconds.

 

Finally, a new bird – Yellow-throated Warbler. Number 359! 

Yellow-throated Warbler (backside)
Yellow-throated Warbler
(backside)
Yellow-throated Warbler (not good photos, but proof of sighting)
Yellow-throated Warbler
(not good photos, but proof of sighting)

 

Very hard to photograph, because it was flitting around in the dense trees, zipping in and out of the moss.
Very hard to photograph this little guy, because it was flitting around in the heavy foliage and zipping in and out of the moss.

I enhanced the last two photos of the Yellow-throated; I tried to improve the  photos highlighting the bird better. Of course the best shot is of its back-side!

 

Great Egret
Great Egret on the hunt

 

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Getting close

 

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Closer

 

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Snowy Egret
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Yellow Feet
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Texas Two-Step

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

 

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

 

High up in a tall Long Leaf Pine
High up in a tall Long Leaf Pine

 

Mourning Dove
Mourning Doves

 

 It is always fun to take a walk, because you never know what you might see!

 

 

8 thoughts on “~A Few Birds from Fairview Riverside State Park and #359~”

  1. That’s a lot of first sightings Sheila. That was an awesome picture of the Pileated woodpecker.

    I had to go back and catch up. Your brothers farm is beautiful!

    1. Yep, the farm is beautiful and we enjoy staying there! Today, I saw two news birds, the Neotropic Cormorant and the Louisiana Waterthrush. It was a most amazing day spent out of Winnie, Texas at High Island. I finally got to photography the Spoonbill (lots of them) We are going back tomorrow! I think you enjoyed this area as well! 🙂

  2. As soon as we pulled in at Skidaway Island SP I saw a pileated woodpecker and a hawk on the ground with its lunch, all within our site and before I had a camera in my hands. I have not seen them since but knew this was going to be a special place and it is. Great captures Sheila. 🙂

  3. Your woodpecker is wonderful – I’ve captured a few woodpecker photos, but not the pileated woodpecker. He’s beautiful! I love the way the sunshine is highlighting his top feathers in the first photo. He must have been fun to photograph.

    A few days ago I posted a Yellow-rumped Warbler – funny, though, because he has a yellow throat. Weird. Thank goodness for field guides – I just double checked to make sure he wasn’t a Yellow-throated Warbler, but he is different! 🙂

    1. Hey Barbara! I love going out to your blog to see what beautiful birds you have captured! It was amusing watching this bird, he would peck the bark and then swing his head around and way out from the tree, thus the sun hitting the red head! Have fun and Happy Birding!

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