Of course,since I was in a light-hearted mood, I *had* to see this Cardinal-upon-a-light!
I got home to id this bird as an
I got a closer shot of it later:
I *think* this is the female:
I knew this one was a
from my visit to the World Bird Sanctuary:
I got this one id'd as the
I was lucky enough to see a
not on the tree, but on the ground, foraging!
It was lovely to see the crescent on the chest!
On the bird walk, Chris mentioned that a mosquito-based disease had decimated the populations of American Crows and Blue Jays, which was why they are much rarer than they used to be. I found one foraging amongst the leaves:
I could not get the id of this little bird
But recorded its loud, confident song!
Could this one be a Goldfinch female? Not sure...
Here's another view of the bird:
Neither could I id this little beauty: (update, Pen Grady-Pawl agrees with my id of Yellow-rumped Warbler.)
And finally, as I clicked these two birds upon a tree... (Update, Pen Grady-Pawl says they are probably Brown-headed Cowbirds.)
I looked at my watch..and WHAM, where had 35 minutes gone?? Umesh had finished his run, so off *I* ran, too, to go home with him...
Here's how the Park looks at this season; not a blade of green grass, not a green leaf in sight...
But in all that grassland live so many birds!
If anyone can help me with these bird ids.....please do