Green Herons and the first migratory Warbler of the fall

After work today I took a run by Lk St. Clair Metropark and walked the trails… I have not birded much this summer, but fall migration is starting so out into the woods I go… There was an Adult and a Juvenile Green Heron in the canal bordering the trail in the south marsh.. they are fun to photograph in the fall… so brave… I also had my first Emp Flycatcher this fall (yes, I know its still technically summer) and a Magnolia Warbler. I got a couple of blurry shots of the Warbler as it would not come out into the open and I was shooting in to shaded woods, but it was good to see that warblers are starting to move…

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Mexico – Vacation resort birding

My wife and I just traveled to the Iberostar Grand Hotel Parasio just south of Cancun… We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary and her birthday… It was a great trip and although we were there for a romantic get away, I managed to do a little birding on the resort property… The Social Flycatchers were amazing and they could be found all over the resort… Here are a few pics of some of the birds that I saw…. Some of them are still in the process of being identified and I will update names as soon as I figure them out….

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Social Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Chachalaca

Chachalaca

Double Crested Cormorant

Double Crested Cormorant

Magnificent Frigatebird - Juvenile

Magnificent Frigatebird – Juvenile

Yucatan Jay - Juvenile

Yucatan Jay – Juvenile

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

lizard mexico

Magnificent Frigatebird - Juvenile

Magnificent Frigatebird – Juvenile

Magnificent Frigatebird - Juvenile

Magnificent Frigatebird – Juvenile

Orange Oriole

Orange Oriole

oriole 2

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

Tropical Kingbird

 

Aztec Parakeet

Aztec Parakeet

Butterfly !

Greyish Saltator - the photo is blurry, but it was the only one I saw in early horrible light

Greyish Saltator – the photo is blurry, but it was the only one I saw in early horrible light

Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Ani

Iguana

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Lizard 2 lizard Oriole 2 Oriole 3

Orange Oriole

Orange Oriole

Ruddy Ground Dove

Ruddy Ground Dove

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

White collared Seedeater

White collared Seedeater

Yucatan Woodpecker

Yucatan Woodpecker

Yucatan Vireo

Yucatan Vireo

Yucatan Vireo

Yucatan Vireo