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A few from recent outings.

 

White-eyed Vireo

More common south of us but very unusual around here, we are on the very northern most part of their range.

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Prairie Warbler

 

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Nashville Warbler

 

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13 hours ago, musician4fishin said:

Winter Wren, a 4" bird getting a 4" twig through a 1" hole....

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that's actually a house wren, which is much more likely to be found nesting in your backyard. winter wren is even smaller still and darker overall, with a good bit more dark barring on the flanks and belly. it also usually shows a more distinct eyestripe, but not as obvious as carolina wren - sort of in between house and carolina. one of the classicly confusing LBJ's - little brown jobs. winter wren is a lot more shy, especially during breeding season and its usually found breeding in older growth forest and mixed deciduous habitat.

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Pair of Black Necked Stilts at Forsythe NWR this AM...sorry for the lousy zoom...they were at quite a distance...thrill to see though...many Terrapin Turtles were out taking in the sun...great morning

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I'm pretty sure this is one of the two fledglings from the nest on the lower power tower at Conowingo that hatched late Feb/early March so about 3 months old.. He flew from the tree, lost his fish and landed further down in the second tree.

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I know they can smell death a mile away so it spooked me to see this guy land in a tree in my girlfriends front yard and give me a good look.

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Then I spotted what he really wanted. Dead chipmunk right near the base of the tree. Next door neighbor spotted in when he cut his grass. I guess I was just too close for his comfort level.

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I used to have a big elm stump for a few years that the pileated woodpeckers used to work over for big grubs. This spring I finally took the last of it down and removed the majority of the root system. I left a few to rot on their own. This female sniffed out one of the remaining roots and plucked a few juicy grubs for lunch.

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15 mins ago, looney tunes said:

I used to have a big elm stump for a few years that the pileated woodpeckers used to work over for big grubs. This spring I finally took the last of it down and removed the majority of the root system. I left a few to rot on their own. This female sniffed out one of the remaining roots and plucked a few juicy grubs for lunch.

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Wow!!

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4 mins ago, sunobskt said:

He just didn't quite do the math on this one

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Looks like my kids eating a burger....

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