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Friday, October 30, 2009

Other Birds from Fontainebleau

More birds from Fontainebleau State Park the other morning...

Brown pelicans (our state bird,) at sunrise.

Grebes (probably pied-billed, which I've seen here before.)

One of many red-bellied woodpeckers. These birds are prolific throughout our area.

Juvenile red-headed woodpecker. We're always glad to see juveniles, as these birds are threatened.

Adult red-headed woodpecker with acorn.

Northern mockingbird. This one has been hanging around the same area for at least a year now.

My first sighting of a loggerhead shrike.

Great egret in the distance.

One of 2 or 3 northern flickers, the first I've seen in many years.

Great blue herons.

Some of many dozens of red-winged blackbirds.

One of a couple of Caspian terns.

Probably an Eastern phoebe.

21 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Now that I live in town I sure miss the wildlife of my former abode.

Laurie Powers said...

Gorgeous Lana. I didn't know the pelican was your state bird. Tell me, are you still using your point and shoot for these? They are amazing.

Drew Fulton said...

Nice birds. Your bottom Mystery bird appears to be an Eastern Phoebe. Hard to tell at that distance but it looks right.

Drew

Cloudia said...

You sure captured a bounty of bird life, Lana! Very nicely done (as always :)



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Michelle (artscapes) said...

The shot of the tern is amazing!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I like those action photos of the Heron fight. I can only imagine how entertaining it would've been to watch.

Erik Donald France said...

Beautiful. I'm always drawn to the elusive Whip-poor-will. Have you ever seen one? I haven't, and haven't heard one in 25 years. But the call remains in mind forever.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for the tip about sending the bird to Cornell.

I enjoyed all your bird photos. Some of them I have never seen.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos, I love the Redheaded woodpecker, i do not get to see them often around here.

Dave Coulter said...

NICE redhead in there. They're pretty uncommon up here.

Charles Gramlich said...

these came out so wonderfully. Amazing.

Michelle's Spell said...

Hey Lana,

Great new pictures! Love the new look of the blog.

Demon Hunter said...

Wow. Great pics as always, Lana. I love these. :-D

Crayons said...

I love your bird posts, Lana. All of these are a treat. I'm such a beginner that it thrills me when I see bird attached to name.

Funny about the red-wings. I was a marsh on Sunday, and there were plenty of them all around. They are usually gone by now.

I asked if they were staying or leaving. They didn't answer.

Rick said...

Living at the edge of Detroit, you can imagine the kind of wildlife I encounter! Your photos are always such a kind reminder of the beauty that nature can bring into our life.

bernie kasper said...

Wonderful shots Lana, especially the red headed woodpecker, lovely work !!

Larry said...

I like seeing the Red-headed Woodpeckers. I've only seen one in my life and it was a juvie.-Nice photos.

Marvin said...

Great shots, Lana. I especially enjoyed seeing the woodpeckers.

Lynda Lehmann said...

It's amazing how many birds live in your area, and that you know their names. You are fortunate to live in an environment where nature's presence is felt and seen everyday!

Steve Malley said...

We have many charming birds here, but no woodpeckers... :/

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful captures on your birds, Lana. I just love the Great Egrets with their long legs.

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