Some mysteries…

I’ve still got some pictures left from the weekend, so here we go.

I believe this little cutie is a chiffchaff granting me a more-intimate portrait than last time.


This, however, is mystery bird number one. It looks like a sparrow, or a bunting, but I can’t find a good match, even though it was kind enough to offer me such nice back and front views.


Same goes for this mystery bird number two. I thought for sure it was a young or female chaffinch or goldfinch, but I can’t get a match on this one either.


At least there’s no mistaking this peacock butterfly. Phew!


If you have any more luck than I have with identifying mystery birds one or two, please don’t hesitate to chime in.

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.

One thought on “Some mysteries…

  1. Hello Andrew, my name is Daphne and I recently found your posts thanks to a fellow friend of Estabrook Park. Unfortunately she told me about you about a week before you left. As beautiful as your pictures are, wherever you are, I very much miss your amazing findings in a place that has become a very special sanctuary for me. Thank you so much for what you do, I am eternally grateful. I live across from Wilson a few blocks east in Whitefish Bay. (I cut through over the bike path to get to the pond in Estabrook.) We are on the corner of Elkhart and Courtland. About two weeks ago we had an albino sparrow sighting. We thought we had just gotten really lucky, but I just saw him again today. I am not a photographer and have a very poor camera on my cell phone, but I will try to attach a picture. I thought you might like to know.


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