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Here she is: The red-eyed vireo

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In yesterday’s blog post about Friday Faces I mentioned that I saw my very first red-eyed vireo while walking on the trail through the bog. Another blogger commented that s/he had never seen a vireo, so, at that blogger’s request, here it is: momma vireo sitting on her nest. It’s not a great picture (not even a very good one), because she was hidden away among lots of leafy green branches. Sunlight filtering through the leaves gave it a green cast, but given the difficulties, I am happy to have a picture of this pretty little bird.

For the past four weeks I have been busy with Blogging 101, an online course for bloggers who want to improve their blog. With a new blogging assignment every day, there hasn’t been much time to go on my usual photowalks, so I have actually taken only a few pictures during these weeks. Hopefully normal photowalking will resume next week…if it stops raining and we aren’t flooded out.

UPDATE ON THE VIREO

Before the rain finally stopped yesterday (Sunday), I went back to the vireo’s nest to see if I could capture a few more/better pictures. I’m going to include them in my weekly photo update (my new blog feature starting today), but I thought this sweet little bird deserved a spotlight all her own. Here are a few new pictures of her at the nest: (Click on the first picture to scroll through the gallery).

I was excited to get a second chance to show you her red eye.
Pretty neat, isn’t it?

See you soon if the rain stays away!

Carolyn aka Skip

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I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

13 thoughts on “Here she is: The red-eyed vireo

  1. Skip, not all the green is from the leaves. The red-eyed vireo has an olive-green back. Nice job under difficult conditions. My shots were mostly very noisy, high ISO.

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    1. That’s true, Roz. I should have taken that into account. It was actually drizzling when I got the second set of vireo photos. Conditions weren’t favorable for sure. Still she’s such a pretty little bird. Thank you for pointing her out to me. 😛

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  2. Great capture! Very similar to the photo of a red-eyed vireo that was just in Birds and Blooms magazine in their question and answer section. That photo also had the yellow/greenish cast due to the location of the nest. I hope so add one of these to my list!

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