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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