Friday, June 16, 2023

3 Reasons I Like Prairie Warblers

Power lines are places I go to often to look for birds. In the summer there are a couple of species that I often see.
One is the Indigo bunting which I have a hard time getting pictures of for some reason. They don't actually show much color until the sun shines on them.
The other bird I often see at power lines this time of the year is a species that reminds me of a show I used to watch in the 70's. The name seems to have slipped my mind. Little House on the something? 

Anyway, the Prairie Warbler is one of my favorite warblers for 3 reasons. 1) because they are kind enough to hang around at a height where you don't have to bend your neck up to the sky to find them. 2)They have a distinct ascending call that reminds me of the sound of water being poured into a tall glass. 3) The third reason is that they are nicely marked and colorful!

Monday, June 12, 2023

Young Bluebird Near The Falls

I like to visit spots like these falls at Wadsworth park in the summer. Not because it's the best birding place but because the mist in the air on a muggy, Canadian, smoke-filled summer morning is refreshing! 
I did have a little look around though and besides a couple of phoebes I did find this young bluebird siting silently on a branch nearby. probably waiting for some food to come its way.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

What Might You Find In The Cedar Grove?

I went to a little preserve with lots of cedars and I was lucky enough to run into the bird I was hoping to see there, the Cedar Waxwing. This is one of my favorite birds to come across because their markings are very unique and beautiful!
While I was looking up into the treetops something was scolding me from down below like a little Chihuahua nipping at my feet. It was the ever curious Carolina Wren checking me out and probably trying to tell me to back off away from a nest.