May 16, 2014

May 15, 2014


At the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, just before leaving for NJ for the summer, I heard a crash in the leaf litter, finding this Red-tailed Hawk picking at its feet, searching for the mouse/squirrel/bird it was going after.

I don't think it actually caught anything and quickly found itself vulnerable to harassment as a Blue Jay repeatedly mobbed it.

May 12, 2014


Black-and-white Warbler at Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston just before my trip south to New Jersey, where I'll be living for the summer.

May 1, 2014

Yellow-fronted Canary

I happened upon a huge flock of these birds while walking around the Punchbowl (WWII vet cemetery) on my last day in Hawaii.  There were easily 250 of them and they were fairly obliging.

I presume this is a male, with bright yellow and dark black in the face.

Versus, this bird, which could be a female or a young male perhaps?

This photo shows the distinctive 'X' pattern you see on their faces if you get a look head on.

Eatin seeds eatin seeds eatin seeds.