Allowed me to get this photo. Such a classic Brown Thrasher pose. Check out the long tail and suprisingly long bill. Becoming tuned in to the shape of birds can help you ID them at a distance, even when you don't see their colors.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird at our Stokes Select Sky Prism feeder.
As we said, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are still coming through here, everyone's talking about it. It's late to see hummers. It has been pretty warm here, with lots of plants blooming. Maybe that, (or global warming?) has something to do with it. We're keeping the feeders up.
The birding has been good here. Here are some of the birds we have seen on our property in the last 2 days.
17 Wood Ducks
1 Green-winged Teal
1 Black Duck
Great Blue Heron
5 Northern Flickers
several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers