What I See When I Work

by Bryce W. Robinson

Male Costa's Hummingbird- Calypte costae

I have an incredible job. I birdwatch for a living…

Today I had multiple opportunities with cooperative birds. I just thought I’d share what are daily birds where I work.

Nashville Warbler- Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Nashville Warbler- Oreothlypis ruficapilla

I’ve been noticing a great deal of Nashville Warbler’s moving through. The last two weeks were full of Orange-crowned Warblers. I didn’t see any today. Their migration peak for the area is most likely on its tail end.

Ash-throated Flycatcher- Myiarchis cinerascens

I see many Ash-throated Flycatchers. They are very timid birds, always hard to photograph. Today I lucked out with a semi-decent shot. I’ll take what I can get with this bird. They are great, charismatic birds. I love starting in the morning, hearing many birds, and among them the familiar coach whistle call of this Tyrant.

I really am blessed with an incredible job. Can’t wait till tomorrow.