Wednesday, April 23, 2008

DeJong's on Bull Creek

After my awesome photographer friend Marvin sent me his beautiful pictures of American Redstart, Northern Parula, and White-eyed Vireo that he shot near Bull Creek at his home, I couldn't resist getting out there to take a few shoots myself. Although mine can't touch the quality of Marvin's photos, it's still great fun to try to catch those beauties close up.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

DeJong's land on the pristine Bull Creek is a wonderful place for birds, and migrating warblers are arriving daily to supplement the native avian populations. I arrived in the middle of the afternoon, not typically a great time for birding. In spite of this, I managed to see

8 warbler species:
2 Blue-winged Warblers, over 10 Northern Parula, 3 Yellow-throated Warblers, one with no legs! :)
over 10 American Redstarts, 1 Louisiana Waterthrush, 1 Kentucky Warbler, 2 Common Yellowthroat, and my favorite; one Yellow-breasted Chat.

3 Vireo Species:
3 Yellow-throated Vireo, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, and over 6 White-eyed Vireos
And other highlights:
6 Orchard Orioles, 1 Least Flycatcher, 1 House Wren, and 1 Pileated Woodpecker.

Listen to Big Smith sing about that beautiful Bull Creek!


N8 said...

Are all of these in Marvin's garden?

Greg said...

Yes, you could say that. I saw all of the birds listed and more on about 2-3 acres of Marvin's land along Bull Creek in 1 1/2 hours of birding.

marvin d said...

Hey, you had some great birding out here and you made some great photos. I'm glad you enjoyed the place.

Greg said...

Thanks Marvin,
I'm learning a lot from watching you take pictures.
Thanks for sharing your land.