Back on September 1st,I visited my favourite photography spot,The English Gardens in Winnipeg.
I expected to see some fall Warblers and was not disappointed.
After I met up with several birding friends,I was pleased to see many birds,mostly Warblers.
This Yellow Warbler perched at just the right spot to get a good shot of him.
Of course the flowers are still putting on a brilliant display.
On this day I chose to focus on the birds instead of many flowers,but I could not pass this one without taking a picture.
Another pretty little bird who showed himself was this fall plumaged American Redstart.
These birds are always on the move and therefore difficult to photograph.
The highlight of this visit was my first ever sighting of a Northern Parula.
At first it seemed like I would have to be content with just a quick glimpse and a poor shot of this bird. Other more experienced birders who were there confirmed that the picture was that of a Northern Parula. Well,a few minutes later I got this shot,clearly showing the markings on the back and wings.
After standing around a little longer and chatting with the other birders and photographers,I was able to get this shot,showing the faint colours on the breast. Of course I would love to see this bird in breeding plumage,but am thrilled to have seen and photographed another Lifer.
I didn't get a lot of pictures on this day,but seeing a new bird made my trip well worth it.
I left for home with a smile on my face and my heart lifted in praise.
Thought for today:
Worship the Lord in all you do.