Sunday, April 22, 2012

Belle Isle birding

Now toward the end of April, Belle Isle is getting birdier.  Ovenbird, Palm Warbler and an unidentified singing warbler, along with previously seen Yellow-rumped Warblers, were present this morning.  I heard one White-crowned Sparrow in with all of the singing White-throated Sparrows.  Common Terns were feeding and calling on the Canada end of the island.

It was mostly cold and windy and the sun faded in and out making interesting light conditions for taking photos.   

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryl alcyon)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

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