Monday, January 13, 2014

Brown Creepers in January

 Though it was a balmy 40 degrees yesterday in the Twin Cities, it is still hard to believe that something so tiny and seemingly fragile as a Brown Creeper can survive.  Several were actually around - and singing - at a local park.  You can see the zygodactyl toe arrangement in the third and fourth photos.  The very last one shows just how difficult it is to spot these expertly camouflaged little birds.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Broad-winged Hawks

I haven't posted for a bit.  Not much going on bird-wise other than at feeders.  Found these two photos of after hatch year (first photo), and hatch year, broad-winged hawks.  I released both of these rehabbed birds this past year.  The plumage difference is pretty distinct.