The arrival of fall brought with it a fresh group of visitors to the backyard, visitors that I have been calling the “tree-top taunters.” These evasive little songsters rarely come to the feeders, instead, they prefer to play hide-and-seek with my lens from behind the leaves.
This female summer tanager was nicely camaflouged,
as was this Chestnut-sided Warbler.
A Red-eyed Vireo (a first for me) also darted in and out of the leaves, coming into the clearing just long enough for a photo or two.
A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak ventured the closest, pausing to pose for a a few pictures before flying off. Isn’t she lovely?
I wish I had been able to get some clearer, cleaner shots, but hey, since I at least have “picture proof” of their presence, I am declaring victory!