My first cedar waxwing of the year. There were several in the bush and this was all I got.
I think this is a female orchard oriole. With berry stains on her beak, looking at me.
Same as above.
One of the few male summer tanager sightings I saw.
Another yellow bird. I’m still going with female orchard oriole.
Same as above.
An immature rose breasted grosbeak with berry stains on his chest.
An immature male orchard oriole.
Eastern kingbird all covered in berry stains.
A male orchard oriole.
A summer tanager with a bug in his beak.
Hooded warbler with a bee in his beak.
A prothonotary warbler so busy eating he didn’t even notice us.
A few seconds later he looks up, all covered in berry juice.
A crow chasing all of the little birds away from the fountain.
What a busy morning. In mid-April we got spring migration fall out at Fort Desoto. We had storms earlier in the week but the birds stayed put through the weekend. I was expecting to show up at the park and only see cardinals. Birds were busy hopping from bush to tree and back. Most were eating the mulberries but some were also eating bugs. You really had to pay attention to get pictures for the few seconds they sit still which is hard to do when you keep running into people you haven’t seen since last spring migration and you want to catch up. There were a lot of people on the trails but everyone was nice and pointed out what they were seeing. There were lots of bird experts there and I was going to try to take notes but I was afraid I’d miss something if I stopped to write something down. April was a busy month so I’ll have more little bright bird pictures. If I got any of these wrong, please let me know.
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Berry nice, Dina, berry-stained birds of every size, shape and color! I’m jealous, but we will have berries here eventually.
Cedar waxwings are soooo pretty! 🙂
Always great to see the waxwings!
What a colorful group today! Beautiful birds.
What a great collection, they certainly enjoy those berries.
Oh you were so incredibly lucky! Wonderful wonderful pictures, love every one, but the waxwings have been a favorite of mine for years.. We were on the Texas Gulf Coast once when there was a fallout and it was remarkable (We were living (RVing) right across the street from a major birding spot, so I learned about everything bird right when it happened. Doesn’t happen here. Wish it did.)
A beautiful serie! Perfect for SWF!
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Spectacular shots!! Some wonderful colors.
Beautiful! so funny that they have the mulberry juice on their feathers! great shots thanks for sharing!
Absolutely amazing shots of all these beautiful birds! Gorgeous!
We rarely see Cedar Waxwings on Long Island – so incredibly beautiful.
Dina…Were these all at the famous Mulberry Tree?