Morning has broken, blackbird has spoken. I am sharing what I saw out the rear sliding door this morning.

SOOC JPEG shot using Ritchie Roesch's X-T30 Velvia Film Simulation Recipe.

FujiFilm X-T2 + Asahi SMC Takumar 28 mm f/3.5 @ (28 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + Asahi SMC Takumar 28 mm f/3.5 @ (28 mm, f/8.0, ISO1000), © Khürt L. Williams

White-Eyed Vireo, Bird, Branch

I discovered this photograph of the White-Eyed Vireo in the set I took a few weeks ago while on a photography field trip with Ray Hennessey. This morning, via an email exchange, Ray helped me identify this bird.

According to the Audubon Society website, the White-Eyed Vireo is:

A busy bird of the thickets, most common in the southeast. Although the White-eyed Vireo usually stays in dense cover, it is not always hard to see; it will come up to examine and scold a birder who stands near the bushes and makes squeaking sounds. Even when it remains out of sight, its snappy song is distinctive. In Bermuda, where the bird is common, it is widely known as "chick-of-the-village," a good rendition of the song.

I started using the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab by Cornell University app for iPhone which I found via the allaboutbirds website. There is an Android OS version. It correctly identified every bird from the photos I took. How cool is that!!

I took hundreds of photographs of this bird during the field trip with Ray. I love the bright yellow features and blue-grey feathers. I was even blessed with a warbling performance.

You can learn more about Ray Hennessy's work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Blue-winged Warbler at the Audubon Society’s website.

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (386 mm, f/5.6, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO6400), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams