Sunday, August 27, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
It perched at this tube feeder for a while, at least 15-20 minutes that I observed.
It has a finch bill, but these colors I have not seen.
So I'm going to whatbird.com for assistance. The site's bird identification forum never fails in correctly naming bird types or confirming them for me.
This is no exception as the word from a couple fellow birders on whatbird.com tell me this is a Brown-headed Cowbird, a male juvenile.
Young fellow may be on his own for a short time. I hope you have a nice life and you are welcome at my feeders any time!
I have had adult male and female Cowbirds in my yard before, but never a juvenile.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Northern Cardinals (a pair seen here), Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Downy and Red-belled Woodpeckers are the most common visitors.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
I figured it was a hawk, but have now learned, through a trusted social media site, that it is a juvenile Mississippi Kite.
Whatbird.com has a wonderful forum for bird identification.
The forum is free to join and use. You just have to sign up (username, password, etc.) and then you can post photos of birds you need help identifying, or help those in such need with your expertise.
This post today took much longer than normal for positive IDs to come in, but it was certainly worth the wait!
A few days after taking the above images, I had another opportunity to photograph a young Mississippi kite.
Great Blue Heron, which stood for a long time near the pond that is close to my backyard.