Saturday, October 27, 2012

Water Off a Duck's Back, et al

A sojourn in Philadelphia provided a couple of opportunities for birding: Heinz NWR & Cape May Point State Park. Waterfowl were abundant in both locations, though often at a distance. Most of the two days were overcast, so light was not good for photography. Even so, birding was good. A few samples ...

... Mallard demonstrates the origin of "like water off a duck's back" ...

Mallard
Around the main impoundment at Heinz NWR there were at least ten Great Blue Herons ...

Great Blue Heron
 In both locations, Yellow-rumped Warblers were abundant ...

Yellow-rumped Warbler shows its "butter butt"
The shore at Cape May Point State Park hosted a flock of roosting Black Skimmers ...

Black Skimmer
 Sanderling carries a meal ...

Sanderling
 At the Hawk Watch platform, the heavy skies kept most raptors from taking flight. But good entertainment was provided by this Golden-crowned Kinglet which gleaned bugs from spiders webs along the railings ...

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Any day outdoors with binoculars and a camera is a day of Good Birding!


3 comments:

Dick Mansfield said...

Great photos -- the duck one is spectacular.

Terry said...

I agree, I love the duck photo. What a great day of birding!

Jill Taylor said...

Lovely photos!

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