This was the moment I was waiting for all spring! I’ve been dying to photograph a warbler I’ve never seen before and I finally found one. It took a lot of patience and bug bites, but I get to welcome the black-throated blue warbler to my list of photographed species in Dutchess County! This is the 113th bird on my list! I found him with several yellow-rumped warblers behind the field station at Vassar Farm.
It doesn’t end there either. While walking around the eco ponds at Vassar Farm, I saw several swallows zipping by. I knew they were a species I haven’t photographed but I’ve seen previously, but they are so fast.
Suddenly, one landed above me, followed by another, then a third. I moved into a good spot and starting taking photographs of my 114th bird species, the northern rough-winged swallow!
The spring migration is definitely in full swing, so if you have a chance to get out in the next couple of days, I would highly recommend it. There are some truly beautiful birds out there to discover.