Crazy week!

What a crazy week it has been.  All the migrating warblers are coming through, and all I want to do is go outside and find new-to-me birds.  As luck has it, this was also a busy week with kids’ activities and appointments, so I’ve been sneaking in a bit of birding wherever I can.

 

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

I adore the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  I finally got a glimpse of one this week, but he made it very difficult for me to get a picture.  I love the contrast colors of the black head, red breast, and light beak.  Beautiful.

 

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American Redstart

 

The first time I saw an American Redstart was last fall, and it was a female.  I remember having a very hard time identifying the bird.  This beautiful adult male was much easier for me to identify.

 

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Black-and-white Warbler

 

I’ve seen the Black-and-white Warbler before, but was never able to get a decent photo.  This one made it a bit easier for me.  These adorable little warblers act very much like a nuthatch the way they forage for insects along tree trunks and branches, often standing with their head towards the ground.

 

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White-throated Sparrow

 

The White-throated Sparrow always seems to pose so nicely for me.  It is much appreciated!

 

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Red Squirrel

 

This Red Squirrel was chattering like crazy, yelling at me for being nearby.  I’m assuming there was a nest nearby.  I always want to tell them that I would probably never notice them if they would just keep quiet.  What’s the point of all that yelling 🙂

 

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Mourning Dove

 

In the evening, I looked outside and caught a glimpse of this Mourning Dove sitting right outside my window.  I love how the light was shining off the feathers on the neck showing their iridescence.  Such beautiful, gentle birds!

 

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2 Responses to Crazy week!

  1. Carol, aren’t the birds just fabulous right now? I’m still at the Biggest Week, having the time of my life!

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