|Sandhill Cranes with a very young colt|
|Female Bluebird feeding her newly fledged offspring|
|Kildeer sitting on her nest|
I had an unspoken wish for today, and that was to see a Scarlet Tanager for the first time. I left home before 5 AM and when I arrived at the park shortly after 6 AM, it was the first bird I spotted with my binoculars. When we did the first round of the mist nets, two beautiful males were caught together and I got to hold both of them!
Happy Mothers' Day to me, to my mother and mothers everywhere!
|Photo by Rick Ludkin|
Tennessee Warbler, Myrtle Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Gray-blue Gnatcatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Palm Warbler, American Redstart, Nashville Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet
White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Common Grackle, Gray Catbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Red-winged Blackbird, Indigo Bunting, American Goldfinch, House Wren, Scarlet Tanager, Northern Flicker, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Bobolink
Tree Swallow, Purple Martin, Rough-winged Swallow, Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Caspian Tern, Herring Gull, Kildeer, Canada Goose, Mallard Duck, Great Blue Heron
Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane
WOW--that's a busy birding day. Nice you got your wish as a Mother's Day gift.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos, by the way.
I had a slight inkling that you would be blogging these pics soon. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a magnificent day. Nice when a wish comes true.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bird photos. You had a good day!ReplyDelete
I like the theme. A colt-really? Great photo of the Scarlet Tanagers-glad you got to see them and you earned it getting out that early! Happy belated Mother's Day.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments. @Larry- They call it a colt on our local birding forum and I see that is not unusual terminology when I google "Sandhill Crane colt". It is not a term I would have chosen.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful Mother's Day gift. You certainly had a good birding day. I've never seen sandhill cranes. They look majestic, somehow.ReplyDelete