Wow this one doesn’t make holes in trees, instead it hops along the branches foraging for insects… that’s different.
Not surprising it is related to the Cardinal! A group of grosbeaks is called a “gross” of grosbeaks … who knew?
Carefully lifting the bark to see what it was he could hear behind the bark, fascinating behaviors.
Looks like a whole different bird than the males, this one had me stumped for months… finally posted it!
On a dull day, they seem so brightly coloured.
Here is Canada this is an endangered endangered, hard to find at the best of times, they are where the bugs are.. in wet forested bogs
The beauties are found flitting around in the underbrush where they also nest. they don’t mind people passing by, if your inclined to stroll thru bug infested wetlands, you might be able to walk right up to one.
These interesting birds blend right in with the underbrush and old leaves found on the forest floor. They are quiet and rarely seen, eating worms found under decaying leaves.
The only orange throated warbler in North America is named after Anna Blackburn, an English botanist. We rarely see them as they live high up in the tree tops eating bugs.
Wetlands with lots of shrubs or fallen trees make great bug habitat, and where there are bugs you will also find Warblers. This Yellow was busy searching out snacks in the spring flood.
In the country you never know what is going to come strolling thru your yard … this youngster seems to have become separated from it’s flock and has come by the feeder three days in a row now. Maybe we have a new fowl on the farm.
The largest of the sparrows, this one was a nice reddish brown with a lovely song.
Wow these birds are the kings of song, with 3000 distinct songs, they win. This one was just moving through and stopped in the yard during a rain storm, I was lucky to see it.
I am sure some birds detect the focus beam on my camera, he didn’t even look my way until the focus was prompted… then he looked straight at the camera.
Cowbirds are brood parasites. They deposit their eggs in nests belonging to birds of other species. Some of the birds they parasitize remove the eggs from their nests or cover them with new nesting material so they are not incubated.
They do like to be around large animals such as cows so they can eat bugs caused by the herd disturbing the ground.
Known for it’s song, the song sparrow is hard to imitate even for the Mocking Birds … found just about everywhere except in front of my camera… finally have a photo of one!