Little Birds Galore!

What a difference 24 hours can make! After bouncing off 70°F yesterday, it was down to just 32°F this morning, with ice on the puddles and a stiff breeze out of the west. Happily, the sun was out, and the critters gotta eat anyway, so there were plenty of pretty sights to see.

I caught a glimpse of a bluebird yesterday, but they didn’t grant me a portrait until today. Here’s the Mrs.


And here’s the Mr.


Speaking of portraits, this little cutie who granted me one yesterday turns out to be a savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), which I had never positively IDed before.


Speaking of sparrows, there are a bunch around these days, and here’s an American tree sparrow with its rusty cap and two-tone bill,…


A big ol’ fox sparrow with its two-toned face,…


A field sparrow with its grey face and pink bill,…


And finally, a song sparrow in all its stripes.


That’s probably enough sparrows for now, but there are still more little birds to be seen. Here’s a dark-eyed junco, which I was happy to find haven’t all left yet, …


A black-capped chickadee camped out in the sun and out of the breeze, …


and a hermit thrush also soaking up some sun.


Lastly, here’s a red squirrel who somehow managed to score a nice big nut to munch on this late in the spring.


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.

4 thoughts on “Little Birds Galore!

  1. This email 📧 is a keeper! 👍 I love 🥰 all the song birds 🐦, my favorite birds. Listening to them makes me smile. 🙂

    The squirrel 🐿 is also adorable!

    You are a fantastic photographer 📷! ☺

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