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A very quick spring migration

The mangroves along the road at Fort Desoto Park were full of female indigo buntings. They were the most accommodating birds.  All of the others were staying hidden. There were yellow warblers all over the park. We had one lone … Continue reading

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After work walk at Sawgrass Lake Park

Little critters. Swimming critters. A scarlet tanager high up in a tree with a snack and a pair of doves that were flirting. A squirrel eating a branch. Stopped by Sawgrass Lake park after work in late May for a … Continue reading

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Blue Grosbeaks and a few other birds

Blue grosbeaks were all over Fort Desoto during spring migration back in late April.  The all blue ones are males and the blue and brown one is a juvenile male that will eventually be all blue. Hanging out on the … Continue reading

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Early start to spring migration

My first ovenbird, hiding deep in the bushes. My first Louisiana Waterthrush at the fountain. An unidentified bird on the top. Any ideas?  The 2nd one is a Cape May Warbler. Eastern kingbird high up in the tree. A blurry … Continue reading

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More birds passing through

A very young Baltimore oriole way up high in the tree. He didn’t have all of his adult feathers in yet. A black throated blue warbler. A black throated green warbler. A few blackpoll warblers in the mulberry bushes. I … Continue reading

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Just passing through

Yellow bellied sapsucker. Lots of indigo buntings including the juvenile in the last picture. He hasn’t got all of his blue feathers in yet. The scarlet tanager has black wings. The summer tanager is the only all red bird in … Continue reading

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Yellow birds at Fort Desoto

All above are white eyed vireos. Fairly common during migration. All of these are of a hooded warbler. The park was filled with these bright yellow birds with black hoods. They were not shy and would not freak out and … Continue reading

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Almost the end of spring migration – Skywatch Friday

A rose breasted grosbeak chowing on mulberries. My first Tennessee warbler. Bay breasted warbler. This one is fairly rare around here, even during migration. I can’t remember what this is. Probably just a yellow rumped warbler. American redstart. I can’t … Continue reading

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Which blue bird is it?

Indigo bunting in the flowers. A female something. I was told this is a female blue grosbeak. It looks like it but it also looks a little like a female indigo bunting. People were saying this was a blue grosbeak. … Continue reading

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Migration can be a pain in the neck – Skywatch Friday

My first blackpoll warbler of the season. Cape May warblers were everywhere. Red-eyed vireo. A first-summer male orchard oriole with mulberry stains on his chest. I think this is a female orchard oriole. I think this is a first year … Continue reading

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