After the Rain…

It rained this morning. As the clouds thinned, the light became perfect for photography, so I headed down to Audubon to see if the adorable Yellow Warblers were out by the overlook again (and to practice using my 100-400mm lens). They were… taking inchworm after inchworm to a nest that was hidden from view.

Yellow Warbler

I watched for quite a long time and was also treated to a Swamp Sparrow singing his little heart out.

Swamp Sparrow

The Red-winged Blackbirds who are also nesting in the shrubs would not pose nicely for pictures. Other wildlife along my path did, however…

Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Eastern Garter Snake
Eastern Garter Snake in one of the Woodpecker Holes in the Dead Elm Tree

Tadpoles
Tadpoles in the pond along the maintenance road

And, back at the building:

Eastern Chipmunk
An adorable Eastern Chipmunk in the Bird Garden

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8 thoughts on “After the Rain…

    • Was it John Muir who said something like: In every walk with nature you get more than you expected… (It’s something like that and I don’t know if it was Muir… but the point is, I went for the Warbler and was delighted by the Sparrow!)

  1. Super shots! That new lens is a gem. I love to take walks as you do and discover. Sometimes I don’t even have to take a walk — my backyard is filled with interesting visitors!

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