29 August 2009

700th photographed bird species!

This morning Torre, Tyler, and I went birding down around Saylorville and then some in Boone County. Although the birding was extremely slow due to wind, etc, we still found a couple things. Among those was this YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. This was my 700th photographed bird species!

We also saw a couple OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS. Here is one in Boone County:

Adding a nice splash of color, we also saw this male BALTIMORE ORIOLE:

Then late this afternoon, Ashley and I went to Brookside Park in Ames to check for warblers. We weren't disappointed (especially given the lack of birds this morning). We had 8 species of warblers:

Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
American Redstart
Canada Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Wilson's Warbler (see below photo)