Ladies Day at Ellanor Lawrence

Ellanor Lawrence Park is found near Centreville, Virginia. They're a great little island of nature amidst encroaching development and a vast airport complex. And you know, they keep bees! We tried hooting up the resident Great Horned Owl, but got totally skunked on that account. Dratted owl.


Pink-Tushed Titmouse

Our first catch of the day - the Pink-Tushed Titmouse. What a cutie!

Lady Cardinal in her boudoir.

Here's our pretty lady, posing in the bushes. Or perhaps that's her boudoir?

Brown Creeper, creeping.

Look at that! That Creeper is creeping!

A nest, with plastic woven in. Hmmm.

Behold, the recycled platic nest. Anyone ever figure out who built it?

Busy little mama Phoebe, gathering nesting material!

Here she is, our busy little mother!

Brown Creeper, creeping again.

There he goes, creeping again.

Brown Creeper, seriously creeping!

Wow, now THAT is some serious creeping!

Blurry Butterbutt.

I got it! One Butterbutt in flight!

Polka-dot Wren.

I must admit, I find the backs of wrens fun to look at. All those dots and stripes.

Carolina Wren, in profile.

But nothing beats a good profile! Note the tail - pointing straight down.

I finally got one! A Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!!

And here we have the star of our show - the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker! She sucked the wind right out of my Dad's sails, he had been all proud because he was getting them at his feeder and I had never seen one! Extra thanks to whoever spotted her.

Preening Sapsucker

She really was having a good preen, wasn't she?

Peeking Sapsucker.

Good shot of her tail - note she's got flight and prop feathers.

Sapsucker Tummy

At last! She gets on with the regular woodpecker business, and we finally get a look at her tummy.

Lovely Lady Bluebird, posing amidst the buds.

Certainly not as bright as her mate, but she is a pretty lady.

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet!

Woo-hooo! My first ever decent photo of a Kinglet! Has anyone else ever seen a Kinglet actually sitting still? I never have.

Lord of the Bluebird Castle

My my, he does look proud!

Bluebird, sitting on his porch. With, possibly, his wife hollering at him from indoors.

Time for a sit on the porch.

Heading indoors.

Hmm. He couldn't be housekeeping, could he?





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