Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (female)
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (male)
same tree; they flew in together
Northern Cardinal among the violets
This bird generated a lot of excitement and was a life bird for many in the group. I wasn't as excited about it as some of our other sightings, though.
One of the best sightings for me was watching this Baltimore Oriole weaving its nest. Very cool!
weaving its nest
nesting American Robin
another Baltimore Oriole
Great Horned Owl!
My favorite bird of the walk, in spite of it not being a warbler!!
We saw two, but the other was hidden by pine branches.
Rain came in and it was time to break for a Mother's Day luncheon anyway, but later, when the sun was out again, I went to Westboro WMA in hopes of further warbler sightings. Highlights of this walk included:
Could it be a Clay-Colored Sparrow? I only had the opportunity for one quick shot and then it disappeared into the undergrowth. White throat, definitely right head coloring, but there was lots of streaking down the sides....not sure.
(My best photo of one so far; they move so fast!)
Great Blue Heron
American Redstart (female)
American Redstart (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (female)
And another male! They are so cute!
When I drove in past the beach, I noticed a Canada goose family, so I stopped to check them out on my way out. There were two geese seated by the edge of the water and no babies in sight, but when I got out of the car and approached the fence, the mother stood up and four goslings ran out from under her warm feathers!