Still no sign of migrating hawks, but the warblers are beginning to run. Some summer holdouts remain, and I got to check out the last of our seasonal visitors before the Fall sets in. At Wildflower Meadow were all sorts of surprises.
A brown thrasher,
Well, thrashing about.
And a yellow-bellied flycatcher with a female ruby throated hummingbird.
I was equally surprised by to see the hummer feeding on the goldenrod!
But the star of the show was this spicebush swallowtail!
I also ran into these guys...
could this be the black throated gray-warbler??? (Nope, it is a palm warbler).
Later on at the Conservatory Garden, I caught up with some other hummers!
She was dozing on a rosebush...
She also did some preening,
She wasnt the only one after a meal. This male house finch was gorging on cherries!
At the Meer, I found this wonderful bird--a female gadwall!
Finally, this green heron came in for a landing!
Bring on the raptors!