June 4th, 2011

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Common Birds in Forest Park, 020611

I've posted all the pictures from my long walk to my Facebook album, which (if you have a Facebook account) you can see if you

click here

but here are some of the birds that I managed to capture on camera:

The

COMMON GRACKLE

and the

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

share a moment, and a rock perch, in the park:

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Here's the Grackle, by itself, bearing off a fried chicken piece that someone's going to be missing!


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Here it is, at the edge of the water, Narcissus-like:

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Here's the Red-winged Blackbird male, showing its beautiful red-and-white "epaulettes":


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I'll be posting pictures of the turtles, the dragonflies and other interesting stuff..but meanwhile, today is the monthly (first Saturday!) bird-walk by

Forest Park Forever

and the

Audubon Society of St.Louis

so I'm off in a short while!