Prothonotary Warbler and Many Other Birds
I had a good morning of photography in mild temperatures and bright sunshine until the fog began to roll in late morning.
At Duncan Reef I found about 10 Harlequin Ducks but 8 flew away before I could approach them. I did manage to photograph a bonded pair fishing just off shore but I couldn't get close due to dark ie dangerous rocks.
Activity picked up at Sandy Cove's beach. I spotted an American Pipit which is not a shy bird and usually easy to photograph. I also saw Yellow-rumped Warblers, Savannah Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Ipswich Sparrows and lots of American Robins. The highlight at the beach was the Prothonotary Warbler still there and eating maggots after two weeks. Fortunately this is also a friendly bird. I used my trusted and reliable technique of sitting on a rock and waiting for them to march by and so they did. American Robins in freshly minted plumage look great. The Robin is an astonishingly beautiful bird but as Mother Nature would have it we often take them for granted because they are so abundant here. When the occasional American Robin visits Europe hundreds of birders and photographers mass around it and are amazed by its good looks. I got some good photos of the Prothonotary Warbler, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Ipswich Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow.
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