Seen in Maryland. The Painted Bunting is a rare visitor to the Northern Virginia/Maryland area. This one was found at Great Falls National Park. Hanging out in an area full of late season berries, the bird hardly paid any attention to all the birders and photographers across the canal.
Rufous Hummer a Rare Visitor
A rare visitor to Northern Virginia, a female Rufous Hummingbird. Seen at the Green Springs Gardens where the last sighting was in 2013. Rufous Hummingbirds normally overwinter in/near Mexico and migrate up the pacific coast to Canada for breeding.
Lotus at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
A Visit to a Turf Farm
On a recent outing looking for birds, we stopped at a turf farm in Brambleton, Virginia. We were looking for American Pipits which had been sighted a few days before. Scoping the field we soon spotted both the lark and pipits. I was glad to have brought along my 600 mm lens which enabled me to capture good shots of the lark and pipits.