Prairie Warbler bird photo call and song/ Setophaga discolor (Sylvia discolor) Did you see that? This formation is also called the Faults & Folds of West Bay Beach. I’d never seen that before. Red-faced warbler. I wonder if the person who named the Yellow Warbler was a master of understatement? Doves are my favourite! . Once again, Richard, thank you for your very complimentary remarks! These birds have black legs, long tails, two pale wing bars, and thin pointed bills. Found in pine stands, mangroves and overgrown fields rather than prairies. Setophaga discolor. All Rights Reserved. Only eight minutes away. Note black eyeline and semicircle under the eye. During dawn, chorus B songs are interspersed with rapid loud "check" calls. In contrast B songs are used when interacting or fighting with other males and near the borders of their territories. Females/immatures are paler yellow than males with blurry streaks on the sides. Beautiful captures of all the birds. Hi Wally! It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. The Northern Parula breeds in our area and numbers increase as migrants pass through on their way to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Your work with a camera is the envy of us all, Wally, so whatever aches, pains and winges are the price you have to pay, know that we all appreciate it. Female Prairie Warblers commonly eat the eggshells after their young hatch, consuming the shells in 15 to 90 seconds. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I’ve decided that Tropical Storm Beta temporarily reduced our bird population: or, more likely, sent some away to more congenial locales. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? Time to head back to the car. Females wear a duller version of the male’s plumage. Thank you for visiting with us! Coloring is duller in female and immatures. During fall and spring migration, although not a “hot spot”, the park can produce a consistently decent list of traveling species. The numbers of these birds are declining due to habitat loss; this species also suffers from nest parasitism by the brown-headed cowbird. Once males are paired they begin to sing B songs during the dawn chorus and then will intersperse A songs in their singing during the rest of the day. Grayish-brown above, dusky light gray below, two light wing bars, faint eye ring, orangish lower mandible. We’ll find another spot or come back another day. Your photos are breath-taking, but I’m also impressed by the variety of birds in your area. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Tennessee warbler. Local birds will temporarily seek another area but return to their routine as water recedes. 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Copyright © 2020 All About Birds. Storms will definitely affect bird activity, especially now as migration is in full swing. Upperparts are duller olive. One of the most common warblers in North America, we are privileged to see them during migration. I am prepared to risk overdosing – but never even come close. Wilson's warbler. Mama thinks she’s just adorable. I’d rather be alone and safe with an ‘ordinary’ bird than at risk in a group with a rare bird. Larger, and likewise common and numerous, Exhibit “B”, the White-winged Dove is just as attractive as its cousin. Eight minutes after walking out the front door I was pulling into a parking spot at Lake Parker Park. Keep an eye out for Caspian Terns and Bald Eagles over the lake. 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And I do mean active! Got a image of the Kirtland's but my Connecticut were unusable. Incubation period is 12 to 13 days. That cute young alligator may one day be destroyed because he gulped down a visitor’s pet dog, or worse. Nice trip Wally. Did you see that? Forages for insects in a range of shrubby habitats, from cedar-studded fields to regenerating woods to mangroves in Florida. The head can be yellowish or grayish with darker semicircle under the eye, giving them a thick broken eyering look. Stay well. They breed here so it’s hard to know if this one is a migrant or a resident. Change ). No worries, Eileen. We are happy you and Sue made the trip, albeit a bit delayed. Reddish streaks on back are distinctive, but can be difficult to see or absent on immatures. Along the lake shore we find an upset Green Heron. While you’re craning your necks upward scanning hopefully for a glimpse of a wayward warbler, glance down once in awhile to see if a cute young alligator is waiting patiently to cross the path. See more images of this species in Macaulay Library. Calling from within a willow thicket, a White-eyed Vireo keeps those white eyes on yours truly. You have to ask locals exactly where they are and how to get to them but it is worth the effort. Exhibit “A”, the Mourning Dove. There’s still too much water in many ponds and sloughs for the wading birds; they’re probably chasing crawfish and frogs in agricultural fields. My “migration headache” has disappeared. When foraging, prairie warblers pump and flit their tails, and in flight their tails show obvious white outer edges. Other birds migrate to northeastern Mexico and islands in the Caribbean. Got the prairie, Connecticut and Kirkland's warblers in a short distance. Gini wants to know why Sue is doing the washing?? Take care, enjoy your day! Other warblers. Cheers. ( Log Out /  Thanks for sharing the joy and the magic. I am very encouraged to hear of the attempt to control the feral cat population and I hope that effort continues. Funny joke too hee hee! They wait to nest until June or July when milkweed, thistle, and other plants have produced their fibrous seeds, which goldfinches incorporate into their nests and also feed their young. You check the upper branches and I’ll scour the understory. Join me for a morning walk. (My neck is older.). We are back back now from Greece and a full day of rain on Sunday. Your very best mate Phil and not forgetting Sue. One of the interesting yet unadvertised sites in Newfoundland is the folded rocks near Port aux Port. Spinus tristis American Goldfinches breed later than most North American birds. A - Z. App. This is obviously a great place to bird and the fact of it being so close an added bonus. I once spent almost an hour (unsuccessfully) trying to get a clear shot of them in the foliage as they accompanied their parents along the canal in Shark Valley. source - The combination of the lake, shoreline, canal, wetlands, open areas and a fairly diverse collection of trees make the area very inviting for a wide assortment of birds. Located on the northwest shore of Lake Parker, a 2300 acre (930 ha.) A flycatcher swooped from its perch to grab a crane fly. There are two faint, yellowish-white wing bars and two white spots in the tail. Category: Birds, Florida, Photography      Tags: american alligator, black-and-white warbler, blue-gray gnatcatcher, common gallinule, downy woodpecker, eastern bluebird, eastern wood-pewee, green heron, lake parker park, limpkin, little blue heron, mourning dove, northern parula, pileated woodpecker, prairie warbler, red-bellied woodpecker, snowy egret, tricolored heron, white-eyed vireo, white-winged dove, yellow warbler, yellow-throated warbler. Especially that part about enjoying each others’ company! We look forward to seeing what delights you found while exploring the Isles of Scilly. ( Log Out /  (Bring crab cakes!). Lake Parker was one of our favorites, we went there at least once a week for 5 months. A bit of a surprise was finding a half-dozen Eastern Bluebirds in the park. The Tonic Theme by Too young to notice anything except their next meal, a pair of immature Limpkins almost step on my feet as they scout the area for succulent snails. freshwater lake, the park is a great place for birding. They hunt for bugs everywhere and will hop down the trunk of a tree head first, like a nuthatch. Feeding. After watching the big Pileated Woodpecker, a female Downy Woodpecker seems dainty by comparison. During dawn, chorus B songs are interspersed with rapid loud “check” calls. In Florida, more permanent populations are found in coastal mangroves.


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