Every now and then you have one of those really fantastic days, and today, the mojo was in full force. My digiscoping efforts, while not what I had hoped for were much improved so that is a positive. It is a learning process and at least I am taking leaps forward versus steps back.
My first birding stop was productive and where I spent about an hour practicing. Eastern Meadowlarks, Barn Swallows, a male and female Blue Grosbeak and the Bobolinks.
Left that location and went on to the park. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, White-Eyed Vireo (note the cool white eye), Common Yellowthroat, Indigo Buntings and a wonderful flyover by some Red-Shouldered Hawks taking food back to the nest. One hawk circled over as if to say look what I have. The photo of the hawks is a series of four shots as it came by, circled and departed. The creature dangling is a frog.
Weather was perfect. After coming home, cut the grass and worked in the yard for a while then took Ali-girl for a long walk. She is sacked out tonight and I am not far behind her. A shower and tick check is a must. I have already pulled five off today.