Brown Thrasher and Palm Warbler: May 2021

The Brown Thrasher is a bird with a strong personality and can easily be heard shouting its couplets from tree tops in the spring. There were several today at Col Sam Smith Park:

Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

The Palm Warbler also has a brownish back but has a reddish cap and some quite yellow underparts with fine streaks on the sides:

Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds:

Tree Swallow
Barn Swallows
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallow and House Sparrow (the House Sparrow is nesting in this box)
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows
Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows
Barn Swallows
Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows
Baltimore Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbirds
Northern Cardinal (male
Mute Swan
House Sparrow (female)
Double-crested Cormorants (you can see the double crest on the bird 2nd from the right)
Double-crested Cormorant
American Goldfinch (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Blue-winged Teal (male)
Blue-winged Teal (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

MYSTERY BIRD

Many of you will easily recognize the Starling, but I often am asked what the bird with the yellow bill is during nature walks.

European Starling

NATURE POETRY

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.      – William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Miles Hearn

4 thoughts on “Brown Thrasher and Palm Warbler: May 2021

  1. Carl McCrosky

    Miles, your Brown Thrasher photos are stunning. I’ve never seen better. Thanks for sharing them.

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    Thank you Miles for putting ne back in the loop…..I don’t want to miss these Nature reports,so many nice birds in this one……Rosemarie Fischer

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  3. Lisa Volkov

    Ha! I GOT the mystery bird!
    What absolutely marvelous pictures (such close-ups!) of beautiful birds! Ian Valentine “gave you away”–he mentioned your new camera. Which isn’t to say that your talent isn’t evident! No camera does it without YOU. Thank you so much, Miles, for these wonderful pictures! (I delighted in seeing the Palm Warbler and Brown Thrasher in close-up–among many others!)

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