Every photography instruction guide that I have read or watched tells us NOT to photograph in poor light. Those gray skies will rob everything of colour. BUT … it’s May which only comes once a year. Birds everywhere!
Here is what the Ashbridge’s Bay area looked like in the windy early hours of daylight:
The last few days has produced a wave of migrating White-throated Sparrows:
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Yellow Warblers are one of the few warblers that nest in Toronto so we can enjoy them into July.
Ring-billed and Herring Gulls have black wing tips:
The Iceland Gull does not:
The “white spectacles”, blue-gray head and 2 white wing bars identify this as a Blue-headed Vireo.
At this time of year especially we should be cognizant of our great debt to birds, bats and insects for the miracle of botanical life and the beauty that comes from their pollination labours.
Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything. – Edna Frohock (1906–97)
Wonderful way to start the day Miles though perhaps a little later than yours!
The video was amazing too!
Well, I did say to myself: If it isn’t a warbler, it must be a vireo. That’s something! Ah yes–the vireos!
I love the pictures you took here, whatever the conditions. I loved the pictures DEPICTING the conditions.
Amazing what birds are right in our backyard. I look forward to reading more of your posts!
Thank you for sharing the pollinator link …absolutely stunning nature photography