web analytics

Posts Tagged "migration"

American Tree Sparrow

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

American Tree Sparrow

This American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) still seems to be looking for a tree, but we are happy to welcome them back to anywhere they like here in our backyards....

Read More

Palm Warbler

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

Palm Warbler

This pretty little Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) is one of many that passed through our region in the last couple of months, with most now further south than RTPI. Nevertheless, keep an eye out for this glowing yellow birds as we head into December if you want to brighten up your birding day. The habitual tail pumping is sure to help give it...

Read More

Diverse Song Sparrows

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016

Diverse Song Sparrows

The Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) is such a diverse species despite the fact it seems so plain, brown, simple or even “dull”. Fall migration lets us see so many different subspecies and forms – perhaps up to a couple dozen of the former and several dozen of the latter. Basically, many of the birds end up looking distinct from one another in very subtle ways, and I wish every year that I could better understand their biology. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

Read More

Brant Back

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016

Brant Back

Welcome back to the Brant! We missed you. Have you seen any flying by or stopping over near you on their return from the...

Read More

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ah, the stick in the face – the bird photographer’s worst nightmare. I still liked this Golden-crowned Kinglet from last weekend, and it gives us a sense of how these little birds navigate deep in the grasslands to find tasty meals like grasshoppers. A few days before this shot I had one all lined up with a big grasshopper in its bill before it dove to devour the meal out of my sight. Alas… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

Read More