Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher with Prey

Waiting patiently for warblers to arrive, I spotted my first Butterbutt and froze as they flocked into the trees in front of me. As I tried to focus on one as it hopped from tree to tree, I spied this Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and aimed my lens. Wouldn't you know, he grabbed a worm just as I focused and gobbled it down! Pretty good action for my FOY Gnatcatcher! I also found a Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Greater Yellowlegs, and the Butterbutt. I can't wait to see what today brings!!!!!

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7 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Beautiful pictures, I could watch and listen to the birds all day.

Montanagirl said...

Great series! He really enjoyed that worm!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent pictures.At this time of year each day may bring new surprises.
Blessings,Ruth

jalynn01 said...

I loved seeing him 'choke' down that worm and in the last picture he looks like he might be saying...See I ate the whole thing!

Chris said...

Simply fantastic. The whole set is perfectly sharp and with a very nice light... And I discovered a new species. Thanks for sharing.

Bird Girl said...

I'll say that is some great action! I love these little birds and you really captured this one well!

Eve said...

Gulp!!!