Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Juv. Brown Headed Cowbird waiting for its "parent"
Song Sparrow to come out of hiding so it can pester it some more

There are not as many birds singing now as earlier in the month and those that do sing don't do so as often. Right now the Warbling Vireo is going at it and a few House Sparrows.

Earlier there was a Great Crested Flycatcher making a lot of noise near the window.

Northern Mockingbird

Yesterday the Mockingbirds came back after only showing their feathers once in early spring. Of course the male made a big deal of himself, strutting, and showing off and claiming all the high spots in the yard. I suspect with him around there will be much less predatation on local nests. Mockingbirds don't put up with that kind of thing.

A day's species count isn't what it was either. Birds are quiet and hiding. 

So far today:

American Robin
European Starling
Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Indigo Bunting
Carolina Wren
Common Crow
American Cardinal
Song Sparrow
Brown Headed Cowbird
Blue Jay
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch
Great crested Flycatcher
Grey Catbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Cedar Waxwing
Mourning Dove
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Flicker
Turkey Vulture
Warbling Vireo

Cedar Waxwing

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