New kid in town

You’ve got to be wondering, how long can this go on? I know I do. After all, how many birds even are there, anyway? At some point, we’ve got to have seen them all, right? Right. But today is not that day.

I was by the pond, heard a new, cheerful call, simply looked up, and immediately saw this sharp looking little guy. He’s a great crested flycatcher, as far as I can tell. Note the brown crest over a grey face. In other pictures, you can better see the creamy yellow belly. He was busy hopping from branch to branch announcing his arrival to anyone in earshot.

Meanwhile, the parade of damselflies continues with these two beauties I haven’t yet managed to identify.

Finally, a red-eared slider, which I don’t think we’ve already seen, was out in the sun. He or she ought to have that nasty-looking green rash checked out, eh? Just kidding. That appears to be just algae, and he or she looks just fine.

That’s it for today, and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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