The first new species I came across was the Red-eyed Vireo (below) which was at about eye level on a trail that unfortunately was not being touched by the sun yet which made for a slow shutter speed and noisy, not-so-sharp image.
The next bird I got nice looks at was the ubiquitous Yellow Warbler which posed nicely but was nothing terribly captivating.
Shortly after leaving the Yellow Warbler I was stopped in my tracks by the buzzing song of the Northern Parula (though I admit I had to ask a birder later on what species I'd photographed). The Parula, it turned out, was right in front of me - a little lower than eye level actively calling out. Again the lighting was awful and the images I got were not ideal but good for a new species.
I heard several species of Warbler - Tennessee and Canada to name two. A few Thrushes dotted the trails and were wary of me and Baltimore Orioles were busy squabbling with one another. As I made my way out of the forest and back toward the parking lot I saw a flash of color above me. A female American Redstart wouldn't cooperate, so I was stuck with this:
For those of you interested in how I get my photos from my camera to the web, I import them using Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom where I can easily process them and catalog them. Check it out here: