Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Another great Warbler Walk

We had another lovely day for a warbler walk, and 43 species, not even counting the peacocks and peahen that were perched up high at the zoo!

Many people got to see this pair of flickers mating--here they are sitting about. You can't tell for sure if the male is smoking a tiny cigarette behind that trunk.
These two male cowbirds were spending quite a bit of time displaying to the female. As with most female cowbirds, she seemed attracted to both.
Green-winged Teal!

Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Greater Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Pine Siskin