A day for little birds…

It was cool, grey, and windy in Estabrook Park this morning, and there was plenty of activity to see, but not much of it was photogenic. Happily, some little birds took short breaks from their busy schedules to provide us with a couple of images anyway.

Here are a couple of black-capped chickadees by the river showing off how much they can change their shape.

Here’s a yellow-rumped warbler showing off three of his four yellow patches.

And here’s a downy woodpecker who was foraging on the ground when I first spotted her, but she decided to work her way up to eye level once she spotted me.

That’s it for today, I’m afraid. I did see a great blue heron on the river, the red-breasted merganser drake on the pond, the great horned owl deep in its hiding place on the island, and even the red morph screech owl, without breakfast this time, but nobody had time for pictures. There were also some tantalizing new bird calls I didn’t recognize, but I couldn’t find the sources yet. Here’s hoping for better luck tomorrow, eh?

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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