Having made many early morning visits to Col. Sam Smith Park in May searching unsuccessfully for Whimbrels, I became aware of where the best spots in the park are for close-up bird photography. With that in mind, here is what I was able to photograph on a June morning.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
An all-dark oriole – the Orchard Oriole (male)
O fields in June’s fair verdure drest,
And vocal now with birds and bees! – Henry Stevenson Washburn (1813–1903)