Friday, April 17, 2015

Forgotten Photo Friday, Pine Siskin

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Just reminiscing about when I lived in the ponderosa pines in Colorado. Pine Siskins were daily visitors to my feeders. This was the only Pine Siskin that I’ve seen in my yard. It was hanging around the yard last spring.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fox Sparrow

Massachusetts is on the northern end of the winter range of the Fox Sparrow. I have to admit that I have never seen a Fox Sparrow on the East Coast. Last Sunday I actually spotted three that were most likely stopping for a visit during their northern migration.

Shooting conditions were a bit tough, they were scratching for tasty bits in the shade. Regardless, you have to be fearless with the light.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

They are a beautiful sparrow.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My first New England warbler of the season

Pine Warblers are amongst the first warblers to come through the area during the spring migration. This Pine Warbler was singing along the Ipswich River as I started my hike. I would prefer not to have a branch cross the face of my subject, but sometimes you have to take what you can.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

On my hike out, I could hear him singing near where I had found him earlier. He was a little more cooperative, but didn’t sing for the camera this time. Well, sometimes you have to take what you can get.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Socks straight out

I was driving by Plumb Island Airport, which is a little rural air strip here in town. It was pretty windy. The wind socks were straight out. I saw a little female American Kestrel hanging on the mouth of one of the socks.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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