Painted Buntings are hard to get close to during the summer but they can be photogenic out on the Island during migration.
My cameras always seem to struggle with exposure on black birds and red birds. It really had a hard time with this Scarlet Tanager. This is as close as I could get to the color but it still doesn't seem right to me.
This male Summer Tanager is trying his best to redden up.
And then there were the warblers. This was my first Magnolia Warbler for the year.
And my first Chestnut sided.
And my first Bay-breasted. I just could not get a good photo of this bird. Either it was backlit and underexposed or good lighting but not sharp or properly exposed and sharp but with a poor pose.
Blackpoll Warblers seem early this year.
Got this decent Worm-eating Warbler shot through a little hole in the vegetation.
Best bird of the day for me was this stunning White-throated Sparrow. We get very few of them down here and it's unusual to see one in breeding plumage.
We still have a couple more weeks of busy migration before things slow down. I guess I'd better get outside and see what's going on. Here's my list.
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2 Mottled Duck 2 Sora 1 Willet 2 Laughing Gull X Royal Tern 4 Sandwich Tern 6 Eurasian Collared-Dove 20 Inca Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 Acadian Flycatcher 1 Myiarchus sp. 1 Western Kingbird 1 White-eyed Vireo 2 Warbling Vireo 1 Barn Swallow X Veery 1 Swainson's Thrush 2 Wood Thrush 1 Gray Catbird 6 Ovenbird 2 Worm-eating Warbler 2 Northern Waterthrush 3 Blue-winged Warbler 1 Black-and-white Warbler 6 Swainson's Warbler 1 Tennessee Warbler 25 Nashville Warbler 1 Kentucky Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 5 Hooded Warbler 5 American Redstart 2 Northern Parula 5 Magnolia Warbler 2 Bay-breasted Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Blackpoll Warbler 3 Black-throated Green Warbler 4 Clay-colored Sparrow 1 Lincoln's Sparrow 3 White-throated Sparrow 1 Summer Tanager 4 Scarlet Tanager 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6 Blue Grosbeak 3 Indigo Bunting 50 Painted Bunting 6 Dickcissel 2 Red-winged Blackbird X Great-tailed Grackle X Orchard Oriole 20 Baltimore Oriole 25 House Sparrow X