Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Today Was a Good Day for Birds

Today was a good day for seeing birds. This last late Winter snow seems to have brought them out. A lot of the seasonal migratories are coming back now; the salt marsh by Gooseneck Cove was full of the sound of Redwinged Blackbirds, and I saw an Eastern Towhee way back in the underbrush in Ballard Park. And of course the Black-Capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Nuthatches, and Downy Woodpeckers are all over the place and really, really vocal and active. I got lots of pictures today, but these three are really the only ones that came out well enough to share - a Chickadee, a fat and sassy Robin (it had no fear of me at all, just flew up to that rock and tried to stare me down), and a Gray Catbird. All three were shot in Ballard Park.

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Oooh....LOVE that chickadee and love that catbird! He is puffed up! There is something to be said of the cold and snow. It does make birds look fab. (You're right. I was a kid in the 60s, and we did the Jinx thing too!).

  2. Great shots spring is not far away.

    I see you have Eva Cassidy on your playlist. I have two of her CDs. It's a lost that she died so you.

  3. love the randomness of the last shot. A fitting "end" to the post.