For people who watch birds, spring is a magical time. For several weeks, birds migrating from South America past through the forests along the east coast. And I live next to Rock Creek Park, a forest inside Washington DC that is a magnet for these traveling birds. Today I was at home, sitting in my adirondack chair in my yard, just observing nature. And what a treat. First I saw an Indigo Bunting, then an American Redstart, then a Magnolia wabler. And a black throated blue Warbler. And many yellow rump warblers.
Then a rose breasted grosbeak arrived and decided to spend the day.
I managed a few decent photos of the grosbeak but the warblers defeated me. They move so quickly, I can’t keep up with my binoculars and certainly not with the camera.
It was a wonderful day, birding in my own backyard.
This one is blurry but I included it because it shows other birds in the yard.