Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blue-headed Vireo (WBW)

1. blue-headed vireo-kab Blue-headed Vireo Norridgewock, ME 7-9-10

Whenever we visit my in-laws in Norridgewock, ME I always try to do a bird count for eBird. We were there on July 9th with our son and grandson so they could visit their Grandfather. Since it was such a lovely summer day, we spent most of the time sitting outside in the yard. In spite of being ready with bins and camera, very few birds showed up in the 3 hours I sat outside! Around 2:20p.m. I heard black-throated green warblers calling from the woods surrounding the yard. I went off in search of them and while I did see some, they were too deep in the woods for pictures. However, to my utter surprise and delight, this little guy showed up and came rather close to the edge of the woods. I got the best pictures I could with my Nikon D80 and my 70 to 300mm lens. It is my first sighting of a Blue-headed Vireo in the state of Maine!

2. BHVireo-kab 

3. BH vireo-kab

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Birds seen in Norridgewock yard July 9, 2011:

  1. Turkey Vulture
  2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  3. Blue Jay
  4. Black-capped Chickadee
  5. Tree Swallow
  6. Blue-headed Vireo***
  7. Black-throated Green Warbler

***My first sighting in Maine!

20 comments:

  1. HI Katie...One I have not seen yet...great catch..good for you!

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  2. Hi Kathie. That was a corker of a find.
    I enjoyed reliving your account of the bird explosion at the bog. FAB.

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  3. Kathie, what a beautiful bird. Your photos are great too.

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  4. All things considered, you got great shots!

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  5. Lynne, I am so glad to see you here again!

    Grannie, I was thrilled to find it!

    Frank, it has been exciting, hasn't it!

    Eileen, thank you!

    Gaelyn, Thanks!

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  6. Hey everyone, I am off to NH to see more birds and pick up my granddaughter for a couple of days of bonding here at the house. I will return soon and hope to squeeze in some blogging in-between spending time with her!

    Have a wonderfully birdy day!

    p.s. For those who are friends on my facebook page, I finally finished painting my hearthroom!

    Gotta go now!

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  7. Hi Kathie

    Some great shots of a lovely bird, you did a really nice job with the photos.

    Guy

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  8. Lovely bird and lovely photos!

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  9. A beautiful little bird to see...
    Lovely images.

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  10. Teriffic sighting Kathie! Luck your eyes and ears are sharp. It was your day after all!

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  11. Lovely shots of this beauty! They really are pretty birds. I have had 2 sighting of Blue-headed Vireos but was not able to capture great photographs like yours. Fantastic!

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  12. Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Congrats on the sighting and the cool captures. I have yet to see this pretty bird.

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  14. Great capture, Kathie. To be surprised, that's of the funs of birding.

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  15. Wonderful captures of a lovely little bird!

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  16. Hey everyone, so glad to see you all and glad you enjoyed my little surprise bird! What a treat it was to see! I am back home now after many days of travelling and hope to have some new and birdy blog posts up again soon!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.