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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Songbirds in the Yard

Palm Warbler

Finally, I am starting to see our migratory songbirds here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of these photos I took on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.  Enjoy!

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Female Northern Cardinal

 

Carolina Wren

Female Northern Cardinal

Tufted Titmouse

Different Songbirds on the Street

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

The weather has been very windy here so I have not been seeing many birds out.  It also is the beginning of nesting season and that may also be a factor in not seeing a lot of birds.  I did spot a cheerful Eastern Blue Jay squawking as it hunted for bugs on the lawns and in the shrubbery near my home.

I saw what I think is an Eastern Phoebe in my Magnolia Tree and another Eastern Phoebe on the neighbor’s roof yesterday afternoon.  We also have had a few Common Crows, some Boat-tailed Grackles and a Carolina Wren that is quite shy and did not pose for my camera.  By the way, it was good I got those pictures of the egrets and herons the other day as my access to that section of the pond/lake is now pretty much gone.  The owner of the lot has started building his new home there.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger size of that picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Male Boat-tailed Grackle

Male Boat-tailed Grackle

American Robins in the Bird Bath!

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Rub-a-dub-dub, Robins in the tub!  A large flock of American Robins (members of the Thrush bird family) arrived in my neighborhood on Feb. 21, 2015.  These are migratory birds in my neighborhood.  I am so glad they are here!

My next door neighbor’s bird bath has been extra-popular with this bunch of Robins.  They came in waves to drink and bath in the cool water.  Yesterday was a warm day here where I live so the Robins had a lot of fun splashing themselves and the other birds on the rim of the decorative concrete bird bath.  I took these pictures both in the morning and the afternoon on Feb. 22, 2015.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Yellow-Throated Warbler

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I spotted a Yellow-throated Warbler on January 8, 2014 in my front yard.  The tiny bird is a stunning beautiful little warbler.  This diminutive songbird is new to the neighborhood.  These Yellow-throated Warblers eat a variety of small insects as well as occasional seeds and sometimes, certain fruits.  The Yellow-throated Warbler was among a lot of smaller birds such as the Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Pine Warblers, Chipping Sparrows, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

I sure enjoyed seeing this very brightly colored and patterned bird.  This warbler had a swirling black and white back and head, a bright yellow throat, charcoal grey sides, and white underparts.  This bird was flitting around in a medium-sized Sycamore Tree.  I think it is a “Snow bird” here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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