Odin sacrificed an eye, trading eyesight for insight, and disguised as Vegtam the Wanderer, traveled the world in quest of the wisdom of the ages. I have the eye sacrifice part covered. I'll get back to you when that wisdom thing kicks in.
It was another good day in the Growlery Garden watching Warblers picking bugs and splashing in Oakwood Creek. I got a passel of pitchers of various species. Lorna was on a boat on Minnetonka, a day or two in the Big City with her sisters and friends, so I am going to just post Redstarts, the way she would have.
The males (with the orange tint) are not quite as flashy as in their Spring breeding plumage, but they are still gorgeous creatures, as are the females, the ones Lorna calls "Yellowstarts". They are both proud of their tails aren't they?
These are for her, the photos she would have taken had she been here. - Gunnar B.
Pictures taken from the Growlery bench this afternoon from about 3:00 until dusk. Warblers except for a Least Flycatcher, one very wet Chickadee, and a Goldfinch in the group bath. This started out with A LOT of photographs. I think I have sorted them all out, probably missed a couple of species, but I am just going to just dump them here and let you I.D. them if you want to.