Saturday, April 30, 2016
We saw several large flocks of Double-crested Cormorants flying overhead. They are probably migrating to their breeding grounds in the area.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Yellow-rumped Warblers in both photos are of the Myrtle subspecies, as can be seen from their white throats (vs. Audobon subspecies yellow throats). The warbler in the first photo is a male, it has a yellow cap on its head ( the female doesn't). In the second photo, which is a different bird, you can't make out enough of the head to determine its sex.
These photos were taken in the backyard of the house in Thornhill. The third photo was taken through two glass doors.
We can ID this bird as a Hermit Thrush as follows:
- Brown upper body.
- Smudged spots on breast.
- Complete white eye-ring.
- Reddish tail. This is what sets it apart from other similar thrushes. You can see the contrast between the reddish tail and brown body.