Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Warblers

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.

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

every one of these birds - and your photos of them - are beautiful!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful birds! I don't think I've ever seen that kind here. I posted a Warbler today, too;-) Love those birdies!

Diane said...

I'm glad you got some great pictures of this cute little bird. Diane

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, Ruth, I'd be thrilled to get photos like this. Every one of these is stunning. Thanks for introducing me to some new birds.

Cloudia said...

birds are difficult to photograph indeed. It takes a special heart to wait and intuit. Thanks for blessing us today.


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Elaine said...

Lovely photos! How exciting for you to see a new bird. I've never seen one, and I'm happy to see such a sweet little bird through your lens.

Patricia said...

So, so pretty, Ruth. Warblers are very difficult to photograph - they're hardly still for a second. xox

Sharon M said...

Great bird shots! They are the cutest little things.

Sandra said...

there is no better way to worship than out in God's creation. that brilliant gold in the first one is just beautiful. glad you got out in nature and saw a new bird,

Muffy's Marks said...

You may not have gotten quantity, but you certainly got quality shots. I loved them all. Enjoy this beautiful gift of today!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh my Ruth...... those birds are GORGEOUS! And really awesome flower too!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your bird shots are always spectacular! I'd love to know your secrets. :))

Unknown said...

Ruth, wonderful captures! Congrats on the lifer! I think it's quite special to see something you've never seen before!

Juliana said...

Flowers & birds from paradise!
so gorgeous colours!

xoxo, Juliana
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S. Etole said...

Wonderful little bird images. Praise is such a healing outcome.

Karin said...

What a most fitting cathedral - The English Garden - in which to worship our Creator and takes snapshots of His amazing handiwork! Love those birds!

Shug said...

those are the sweetest little birds!
Each of them have beautiful colors..
you really do well with all your nature photos..I enjoy them all..
Shug

Janice K said...

Those are wonderful pictures. I would love to see anyone of those birds. A very productive day, I'd say, and I would be smiling and praising too!

jeanlivingsimple said...

Super captures of the very cool and elusive warblers!!!

Christine said...

So beautiful Ruth! Quite a charming little bird. Made me smile this morning!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, You take the same kind of pictures that I like to take and always some interesting commentary. Thank you for sharing. John

Betty Manousos said...

i always enjoy looking at your wonderful photos of the birds and flowers, dear ruth!

hope your day is going well.

big hugs!

Debbie said...

an awesome trip ruth!!

My name is Riet said...

BIrds and flowers but most of all your photo's are beautiful Ruth. Ha ve a nice weekend.

forgetmenot said...

What excellent photos of all your little "warblers"--such cuties. I'm like you, if there is a flower in my path, I will stop and take a picture of it. Lovely post. Mickie :)

chasity said...

beautiful thought for today.

your birds are so sweet.

hope you have been well.

chasity

Lisa said...

I love Your Thought for Today. I will carry it with me.
Your photos are so very beautiful.
I find little birds hard to capture and so when I see them on other blogs I sure love them

Michelle said...

I would have been thrilled to spot any of those, much less capture them on camera. Good for you, Ruth!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats on your "lifer"!!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Nice bird photos:)

Jayne said...

Just glorious Ruth! Love seeing all those little beauties!

Neal said...

Beautiful Ruth. Sorry I haven't been around a lot this summer but I've been really busy (sure glad I am retired and have all this free time :) )and we were gone to Montana and Canada a lot of September. Your photos are always gorgeous.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Ruth these pictures you made are just wonderful. Love the little birds , and the flower is Gorgeous. So glad to hear you had such a good day, and left with a smile on your face.
Have a Blessed Sunday.
Dianne :)

Regina said...

Hi Ruth. Miss you!
These are beautiful and amazing!

Such an inspiring post!

♥ Regina

Pat said...

Congratulations for spotting and getting a photo of a new bird, Ruth. That must be very exciting. These are beautiful little birds.

Mary said...

Beautiful! I've been out looking for warblers but no luck so far. I always have trouble finding any...sigh.