Thursday, October 1, 2020

2020 summer bird highlights

I somehow let the entire summer slip by without posting any bird (non-hawk) photos! Despite the last several months being stressfull and chaotic due to the pandemic, I did manage to do a lot of birding. It's the one activity that's been safe and relatively easy for me to do during this time of limited travel. Although I haven't been able to venture outside the city, I've been successful finding birds close to home. Below are some highlights from the last several weeks.

Northern Parula:

Northern Parula

Prairie Warbler:

Prairie warbler

Prairie warbler

Black-Throated Green Warbler:

Black-throated green warbler

Magnolia Warbler fanning its tail:

Magnolia warbler

Black-Throated Blue Warbler:

Black-throated blue warbler

Blackpoll Warbler:

Blackpoll warbler

American Redstart:

American redstart

Nashville Warbler:

Nashville warbler

Chestnut-Sided Warbler:

Chestnut-sided warbler

Chestnut-sided warbler

Red-Eyed Vireo:

Red-eyed vireo

Warbling Vireo:

Warbling vireo

Summer Tanager:

Summer tanager

Eating a bee:

Summer tanager eating a bee

Scarlet Tanager:

Scarlet tanager

Ovenbird:

Ovenbird

Veery:

Veery

Brown Thrasher:

Brown Thrasher

Baltimore Oriole:

Baltimore Oriole

Gray Catbird:

Catbird

Great Crested Flycatcher:

Great crested flycatcher

White-Throated Sparrow:

White-throated sparrow

House Wren:

House wren

Dark-Eyed Junco:

Junco

Warbler migration seems to be winding down in this area, but there are still a lot of birds on the move, making their way south for the winter. It's a slow time of year for the local hawks, but Christo and Amelia are around and seem to be doing okay. I'll post updates on them once the activity kicks up again, which I hope will be soon.

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