Thursday, June 06, 2013

Day 4 Morning

I was out for a short walk around the campground just after 6am and was greeted to yet another glorious day. However, there must have been a few fog banks around the coastal areas as a fog horn was booming way off in the distance.

Red-eyed Vireo 
The real difficulty I'm having at this time of year is actually locating the birds, with the tree canopy in full bloom and most of the warblers preferring to forage high up. Mind you my North American birding head is once again becoming finely tuned and what I do find I'm finding by song and call.

Northern Parula
A Red-eyed Vireo, which seems quite common in this area was making it's usual House Sparrow like call and I managed a few record shots of one high in the canopy. A Black-throated Green Warbler was also in full song, offering only fleeting views but I did manage a half decent image of Northern Parula. An opening in a small area of mainly birch proved to be a little oasis, recording Alder Flycatcher, Magnolia Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler before heading back for breakfast.

It was shortly after breakfast that I felt something on the back of my neck which turned out to be a black legged tick, a nasty little bugger and a cause of Lyme Disease! Fortunately, Dee dealt with the situation in her usual professional way before it could burrow in and cause any lasting damage, a narrow escape!

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