This morning I dropped by an open field near Jay Blanchard Park. The field used to be a horse farm, though the property is owned by the church I attend. The horse farm is gone, but the fields are still there, and I thought I’d see what may be there. I was only there for about 20 minutes, but it was pretty fun. I saw nothing out of the ordinary (about 24 species), but it’s very promising. Last summer I often saw Swallow-tailed Kites roosting in a tree in these fields.
This morning my biggest photographic highlight was seeing an American Goldfinch perch in a tree near me.I think it’s fun that he starting to get the yellow face and black cap of his breeding plumage.I had to manual focus for these images. My autofocus quit working this morning, but when I returned to the car, I removed my lens, grabbed my lens cloth and wiped down the contacts, and all is fine. Anyway, thankfully a good number of my goldfinch photos turned out sharp.