Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Last images are of birds near the feeders - with bands! The Northern Cardinal has a band, almost covered in the leaves.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Took some pics of the band that she has had this entire time. It was getting very worn and thin. Though she has never shown an injury due to this band in the 25 times she has been seen since original banding date, it was decided to give her a new, fresh one, and link to the number in the BBL database.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was not unlike a crow entranced by a shiny object a few days ago. Came upon some very accomodating Wood Ducks, and ended up losing about 30 minutes in rapt wonder. I mean - look at that!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Slate colored juncos (dark-eyed juncos) are some of the best birds to try out your identifications skills with. The first two photos are ones I took in Duluth; they are of a junco who has not molted from the pre-basic molt. They look more like the "sparrows" they are! Normally by the time they have made it to the metro area in fall migration of their hatch year, there are few individuals who have this plumage.
The next two photos were taken in my yard, so birds were obviously not in hand, but appears to be that they are juvenile females.
Ahh - here is an adult male that looks like what might be pictured with the species.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
|Hairy Woodpecker left, Downy right|