Still plenty of warblers around…

It appears that all the wildfire smoke from Alberta has drifted east of here because the skies over Estabrook Park were a beautiful blue this morning. The air was pretty nice, too, at least until the winds shifted to bring us a cold Lake Michigan breeze.

Anyway, I got a bit closer to making an indigo bunting portrait today with this little fella in the warm morning sun.


Down the bluff, before the sun was high enough to reach over the edge, this darling female redstart was hunting up her breakfast in the cool shadows.


Farther upriver, I made a little progress on getting a common yellowthroat portrait as well.


At the pond, I found yet another warbler, this amazing Blackburnian, foraging nice a low in a tree just off the path. Isn’t it amazing when the sun, bird, tree, and sky all just happen to line up like that.


The Milwaukee River is getting quite low, and this great blue heron struck a pose on one of the sandbars that are now poking through the water.


A couple of red-faced turkey vultures soared overhead to provide nice contrast to the black vulture I spotted out in The Constitution State. See the bright red face?


Finally, a least flycatcher provides similar contrast to the willow flycatcher from Tuesday.


Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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