Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Migration Rainbow

A cold front with rain came through last night and the wind this morning was out of the north with gust up to 25mph - a perfect opportunity to visit the Lighthouse and watch the migrants coming through. I was among many very knowledgeable birders and with all those eyes to the sky and down - you can't go wrong.
I think the Red-bellied Woodpecker might have been crying his eyes out with all the competition moving in - check how red his eyes are. I reassured him that this would only be a fleeting moment.

There was some fresh plantings by the boardwalk and the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was feasting on the nectar.

Taking a much needed rest and soaking in the sun rays.

The male Black and White Warbler was busy feeding too.

A different view of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - hey, I'll take it.

This male Blue Grosbeak sat long enough for a photo shoot.

The male Hooded Warbler was working that floor - over and over.

Eastern Kingbird on top of the Gumbo Limbo tree.

The Summer Tanager - so breathtakingly beautiful.

Chowing down on those Gumbo Limbo berries.

An Orchard Oriole - not such a great photo but my first in my folder.

Male Indigo Bunting

Wow - What a special day this was! One to be remembered, that is for sure. My E-Bird List for today


  1. Wow, awesome collection of birds. I think they are all headed my way! Lovely images!

  2. What a beautiful rainbow indeed. Thank you for sharing your amazing day with us.

  3. Looks like u had a great time, indeed, France! Nice job on the pics - & wow, isn't that hooded warbler special? :-) Beth (from birdline)