This lovely Canada Warbler had the lucky distinction of being my 400th life bird! I was lucky to get some looks at this awesome bird the other morning…he was one of the last few warblers I hadn’t seen yet. I’m not sure how long it will take before I reach 500, but this milestone feels great…I can’t wait to see more!
This beautiful male Blackburnian Warbler was a very special life bird #399 for me and my wife this morning. They are very tough to come by on Cape Cod, so we were very lucky to get a glimpse of this little gem. It wasn’t an amazing photo opportunity, but I was still able to snag a pic before he flew away. This bird was definitely on my target list, and I was super happy to check him off, finally!
In their normal range, Tricolored Herons aren’t all that uncommon, but here in Massachusetts, they are tough to come by…there may be one, or two appearances a year during migration season. I have seen Tricolored Herons before in Florida, so this wasn’t a life bird, but it was a new state bird for me. As their name suggests, Tricolored Herons are multicolored in shades of blue, white, and red. Fortunately, this heron decided to make a stop in a marsh very close to where I live, so I didn’t have to go far to catch a glimpse and get some pictures!