Bird number 96 was spotted at the camp ground as well, on July 20. My husband and I were walking around the camp ground, and as always, I check out the trees. I happened to see a bird on a relatively distant branch, clearly eating a rather large insect. I snapped a bunch of pictures of it, and studied it back at the camper....it was an Eastern Wood Peewee! Later the same day, in just about the same spot, although much lower and closer to the roadway, I captured more photos. It is such a beautiful bird! I love the yellow on its belly! Here are a few pictures....
|This is when I first saw it....looks like a wasp in its bill??|
|This was later in the day..much lower and closer. I must have 50 pictures of this one bird :)|
|I love that you can see the little hook on the end of its beak.|
Well, I am now caught up! I am looking forward to some fall birding! I am headed to Pelee Island for the first time next Saturday (with the photography club I recently joined...not specifically for birding, but I will keep my eyes open!), then it is time for the Hawk Festival again. With both of my children in school this year (for the first time in 10 years), I am looking forward to getting outdoors more this fall.