Friday, October 5, 2012

Short-Tailed Hawk

Here's a short-tailed hawk being beat up by a crow. Spotted 10/5/12 in the back field.

Nashville Warbler

Spotted 10/5/12 in the back field.

Magnolia Warbler

Spotted 10/5/12 in the back field.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Orange Crowned Warbler



I am very tenatively labeling this an Orange-Crowned Warbler, but I could be wrong. Spotted 10/3/12 in the back field.

American Redstart


I believe this is a female American Redstart (Formerly Unknown #17). Spotted 9-23-12 in the back yard.

Tennessee Warbler


Tennessee Warbler, spotted 10/3/12 in the back yard.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Royal Tern

I believe this is a Royal Tern, but it could also be the very similar Caspian Tern. Please correct me if I'm wrong... Spotted 7/11/12 at Kiawah Island, SC.

Yellow-Throated Warbler


Spotted 7/12/12 at Kiawah Island, SC.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Indigo Bunting

Today I was bemoaning the fact that I thought I had gotten just about all of the birds that hang out here around my house, when lo and behold, I looked out the window and caught a flash of brilliant blue! An indigo bunting - #2 on my wish list - graced my feeder with a visit!


Fortunately, my camera was handy, and I was able to snatch a few pictures before he flew away... I'm hoping he becomes a regular visitor though - so beautiful!



Spotted 6/26/12 on the feeder in the woods beside our house.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Unknown #16 - Please Help!


Those tricksie little brown birds! So hard to tell apart! If you can help me distinguish which type of sparrow this is, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!


Unknown #15 - Please Help!

Bird A
I'm lumping all of these together, but they may very well be three different species of gulls (another very difficult type to distinguish.) If you can tell me what any of these are in the comments, I'd appreciate it!

Bird B

Bird C

Unknown #14 - Please Help!

 
If you know what this is, please tell me in the comments! Thanks!

Great-Tailed Grackle

Great-Tailed Grackle (Female) - (Previously Unknown #13)
Spotted 6/19/12 in Hilton Head, SC.




Rose-Breasted Grosbeak


(Previously Unknown #12) I think this is a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak...
Spotted 6/19/12 in Hilton Head, SC.

Blackburnian Warbler

(Previously Unknown #11) - I am tenatively labeling this as a female Blackburnian Warbler (note the yellow breast with splash of orange just at the throat). Please correct me if I'm wrong...

Spotted 6/19/12 in Hilton Head, SC.

White-Throated Sparrow


I didn't get a chance to load this one before our trip. White-Throated Sparrow, spotted 6/7/12 in the back field.

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron


Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, spotted 6/17/12 in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head, SC.

Wood Stork


Wood Stork, spotted 6/16/12 in the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

White Ibis


Spotted 6/16/12 in the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

Tricolored Heron


Spotted 6/16/12 at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

Snowy Egret


Snowy Egret, spotted 6/16/12 at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

Scarlet Tanager


Scarlet Tanager, spotted 6/16/12 at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

Red-Headed Woodpecker


Red-Headed Woodpeckers, spotted 6/16/12 at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve, South Carolina.

Purple Finch


I believe this is a Female Purple Finch, spotted 6/11/12 in the woods by our house. As always, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Painted Bunting

Oh boy, was I excited when Josh spotted this Painted Bunting at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Preserve in South Carolina (6/16/12). It was all I could do to keep from jumping up and down and screaming, I was so excited... What an amazing bird!