|American Redstart- Male.|
The hike to Mystic Lake, which I posted yesterday for My Tuesday if you want to see it, started off really promising with some photos of these Redstarts. Redstarts are members of the Warbler family. In fact Mystic Lake added to my warbler count so I'll have to post a warbler page soon. These guys are hard to photograph as they're small, flighty and good at hiding in the thickening forest.
You can readily see why They're called chestnut sided with that distinctive stripe. Needless to say they're high in a tree and the wind is blowing.
This guy caught me by surprise as I though he was an American Goldfinch at first because of the yellow. Nashvilles are recognizable by the white eye ring and the white on their yellow chest.
The Hermit Thrushes are common here as are Swainson's.
White-crowned Sparrows appear to be the largest of the sparrows and these fellows appear to be the latest arriving back home.
The Chipping Sparrow was in a tree on the shoreline of the Lake. I was also right as the aquatics have sought other areas to nest as the Vermilon was in flood.
|Turkey Vulture or Buzzard.|
This is even a better close up as his distinctive red mottled head is visible. To get the shot I was sharing space with his dinner, the remains of a rabbit. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
A Post to WBW @ http://pine riverreview.blogspot.com/