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Songbird Sightings

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

A Northern Mockingbird, juvenile male Northern Cardinal, a sweet Morning Dove, and a Palm Warbler in the grass were all spotted along my street this last weekend.  Not much going on other than the big wading birds and ducks on the ever-shrinking local park lakes (I have seen a large number of Seagulls in recent days on the water).  It has been quite windy and cooler here.  We are also in a drought which is not helping matters.  Hopefully rain is in the forecast here in coming days.  Wishing everyone a very happy 2017!  Happy birding!

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

The Palm Warblers Have Arrived

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The Palm Warblers have arrived from up North!  They Winter here.  I love seeing the small cuties.  The Palm Warblers often browse in the lawn for insects.  They also are seed eaters.

These warblers are a streaky tan and brown in color, and have a yellow area under their tail.  They often are seen moving their tail feathers from side to side in a wagging motion.  I am glad to have our little birds back!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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Small Songbirds

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmice, a lone Carolina Chickadee, a solitary male Northern Cardinal, and a mystery bird, likely a Palm Warbler but maybe it is a Blue-headed Vireo, were all spotted in the last week here near my home in Marion County, Florida.

That Northern Cardinal was sitting on the top of what I used to refer to as “The Woodpecker Colony” in a seldom used cattle pasture near one of the entrance gates to this housing development.  The Titmice are residents of the yards here at my house and the Chickadee is a frequent visitor.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Palm Warbler?  Vireo?

Palm Warbler? Blue-headed Vireo?

Palm Warbler?  Blue-headed Vireo?

Palm Warbler? Blue-headed Vireo?

 

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

 

Little Sweeties!

Female Downy Woodpecker

Female Downy Woodpecker

A Downy Woodpecker, a female Northern Cardinal, a Black and White Warbler,  and a Pine Warbler are all sweet and small songbirds.  All of these sweeties were spotted on Monday, February 17, 2013 in my yards and along the street close to my house.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

By the way, I saw my first Cotton-tailed Rabbit of the new year late Monday afternoon in my front yard.  It scampered off before I could go and grab the camera.  Perhaps I’ll get some bunny pictures in the near future.  Hope so!

Female Northern Cardinal

Female Northern Cardinal

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Birds in the Neighborhood

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Songbirds abound in my neighborhood these days.  On Thursday, February 6, 2014.  I walked around taking pictures of various birds I saw in the trees, bushes, bird bath, and on the street.  I saw an American Robin, a Yellow Rumped Warbler, a male Northern Cardinal, an Eastern Phoebe, a Carolina Wren, a Red Shouldered Hawk, and a Palm Warbler.

These are really nice and useful birds.  Some of these birds catch flying insects such as gnats and mosquitos.  A few are seed and fruit eaters.  The warblers tend to flit about in the higher branches of the trees or calmly stroll around the streets near the curb trying to find a tasty bite to eat.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Yard & Garden Songbirds

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

American Robin

American Robin

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jays, Chickadees, Robins, Warblers, Mockingbirds, Wrens, and Woodpeckers all were seen flitting, stalking, perching, feeding, and pecking in my neighborhood gardens trees and lawns yesterday, Jan. 26, 2014.  It was a banner day for bird watching here.

I think I spotted twelve different types of birds!  What fun!  Here are some of the pictures I took.  I hope you enjoy seeing them.  Some of these birds are migrant visitors here for the Winter.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker

Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

A Pine Warbler

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This Pine Warbler is a newcomer to the neighborhood.  Although I took the photograph while the little yellow, black and white bird was in the leafy branches of an Oak Tree, the bird was just feet from two towering older Pine Trees.  Pine Trees are the preferred home for these beautiful small birds.  Pine Warblers eat insects, seeds, small berries and some fruits.  I took these pictures on January 7, 2013 late in the afternoon.

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