I started the day at Hopkinton State Park where I was able to get a couple decent photos of my 2nd Baltimore Oriole (male) of the year.
Nice tail fan!
Great Blue HeronNorthern Cardinal
Warbling Vireo (the poor drab bird!)
Yesterday I saw a beautiful macro photo of a dandelion and was surprised at its tiny details and beauty. So today I thought I'd tried for one of my own (Thanks to Cliff for the idea!). I should have changed lenses, but by this point, I was a bit rushed for time and needed to get to work. Look at all the little curlicues!
Later, I was quite excited to see a new warbler in the front yard, a Black-Throated Green Warbler! I rushed out for a photo. It was high in the trees, but chased another bird down low and stopped right in front of me. Well, my camera was still on the macro setting from the blasted dandelion, and I missed the shot!
Here are the distant rotten photos! It's a pretty bird! Lifer and yard bird! Click on the photo if you want to enlarge it. Otherwise, you may want to click here to see what it looks like.
I took my lunchtime hike at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land. I had three species of butterflies: Cabbage White (snore), Mourning Cloak and my first-of-2014 Eastern Tailed Blue.
It was nice to see some flowers and trees blooming (or about to) around the property:
Brown-Headed Cowbird pair
Eastern Tailed Blue
(my excuse for the lousy shot is that someone was coming up the trail...)
(Am searching my new bug guide for these)
Green Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle
Eastern Painted Turtles
Eastern Bluebird (male)