The Red-eyed Vireos were once considered one of the three most abundant bird of the forests of Eastern North America. Cheeful singers, they will persistently sing all day long. via iBird.
This gem moved fast, almost too fast for me to follow… I’ll just have to go back and search it out again for better pics! Shown here in fall plumage.
hmmmmm who knew? Milk Weed Bugs, finally a simple and fitting name. Done. these are Milk Weed Bugs. I just had to post them for that simple reason.
Hard to imagine these little birds fly all the way to the West Indies for the winter, I find it amazing. Generally to search for bugs on the edge of forests like this like one was, he was very busy and really didn’t hardly give me a glance.
I was just looking this one up, futile, until a friend named it for me. I only saw it for a second or two, long enough for a couple of photos and it was gone. iBird fun facts: This little bird is on the decline due to spraying of trees with toxic chemicals where they forage for food, mainly insects. This is an old one for the bird books first described in 1808 by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, a French ornithologist.