Sunday, March 23, 2014

#137 Tundra Swan

#137 Tundra Swan



The Tundra Swans around 5000 of them seen at the Middle Creek WMA.  A smaller more delicate swan than other swans species. The Tundra Swan has a dark bill.







#136 Snow Geese

#136 Snow Geese





The Snow Geese are migrating back to their breeding grounds.  I usually see the large flocks in March..

#135 Northern Shoveler

#135 Northern Shoveler



The Northern Shoveler  seen in Maryland and Delaware.. This one seen at Bombay Hook BWR in Delaware. It has a green head and white breast and rusty sides. It has the spatulate bill.




#134 Black Scoter

#134 Black Scoter


The Black Scoter is all black and has an orange knob on its bill.


The Black Scoter  seen the Ocean City inlet with the Surf Scoter..

#133 Surf Scoter

#133 Surf Scoter



The Surf Scoter has the colorful bill was seen at the Ocean City inlet with some Black Scoters. 

#132 Common Loon

#132 Common Loon




The Common Loon was seen in the Ocean City inlet, Maryland.


#131 Eared Grebe

#131 Eared Grebe






 The Eared Grebe was seen on a birding trip to Smith Island and St Mary's County, Md..




Sunday, March 2, 2014

#130 Hooded Warbler

#130 Hooded Warbler


 The Hooded Warbler breeds in eastern North America. It has an olive-green back and yellow underparts. The male has a distinct black hood.


They feed on insect in low vegetation or by flycatching. This bird was seen in schrubs along the Limberlost trail in Shenandoah Nat'l Park.

#129 Yellow Warbler

#129 Yellow Warbler


 The females are not as bright as the male and they have prominent black eyes. They breed in shrubby thickets and woods and near wetlands.


The male is a bright yellow with chestnut streaks on its chest.


#128 Common Yellowthroat Warbler

#128



 The Common Yellowthroat Warbler is an abundant breeder in North America. Their habitat is marshland or wet brushy fields.


The males have black mask, yellow throat and breast. Their backs, wing and tail are olive-brown.

#127 Black-and-White Warbler

#127 Black-and-White Warbler




This bird is boldly streaked in black and white, with two white wing bars. Their habitat is a mixed woodland. They nest on the ground in a cup nest.




The Black-and-white Warbler forages like the nuthatches, moving up and down the tree trunk.

#126 Pine Warbler

#126 Pine Warbler



 For a few winters I was host to a pretty male Pine Warbler. He enjoyed the peanut suet and the meal worms. 


The males have bright yellow throat and chest and a white belly. They have  a long pointed bill and white wing bars.