Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
We can ID this bird as a Marsh Wren by its prominent white eyebrows; dark crown; slender bill that is dark above, light below and slightly downsurved; white throat and upper chest; and upright tail. The Marsh Wren was heard by a number of birders before it was seen. It was hidden among cattails. It was finally sighted because a sparrow came along and disturbed it.
The Marsh Wren is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 523.
We can ID this wading bird as a Least Bittern by its small size (it is one of the smallest herons in the world), crown of dark brown, back of dark brown with white lines, underparts of buff and white stripes and neck and sides of buff.
The Least Bittern is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 522.
The majority of these swans are adult Mute Swans, but the ones with a completely dark bill are probably juveniles.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The hanging Baltimore Oriole nest shown in the photo is built by the female. The opening is at the top. It is tightly woven and made of any plant or animal materials available.
Monday, May 22, 2017
We can ID this bird as a Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) by its gray upperparts, white underparts, dark line through eye, white eyebrow, white lores, hints of yellow and thick, straight, slightly hooked bill.
The Warbling Vireo is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 521.