We’ve been seeing some impressive waves of migrating Turkey Vultures passing through in large flocks (or kettles). They typically migrate in small, loose kettles in the area, but ahead of storms and cold fronts, like what we’ve recently experienced, dense kettles can form. Next time they fly over take the time to enjoy these misunderstood birds!
Photo credit: @nick_kanakis
Adult Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo, with glossy black overall plumage, slender and square-cut to slightly forked tail with white barrings on vent and undertail coverts. It’s an uncommon resident and migrant in Singapore 🇸🇬.
I’m no birding “by ear” pro, but I’ve always loved bird song mnemonics. Pretty sure it just makes birders look crazy since they don’t really make sense until you hear them in person. 😆
O Sweet Canada; Canada; Canada
I had a great time at Cape May’s Autumn Weekend this year! As usual, it was full of birds, from raptors to shorebirds to songbirds, and I was able to get great looks at many species. As usual, the Myrtle Warblers were pretty much everywhere; one of my favorite experiences from the weekend was watching them flutter into the cedars by the hawkwatching platform and forage feet from my face like I wasn’t even there. It was clear that they only enjoyed it when there were a few people around; the one bad thing to me about the spot was that several innocent tourists came up to me and asked what I was photographing; more often than not, the answer would be “nothing now,” as the once-tame bird would get spooked and move on. It’s a good thing I had plenty of opportunities. #yellowrumpedwarbler