Flicker, Phoebe and Grebes: April 16, 2022

In my opinion, Col. Sam Smith Park is the best place in our area to see a good variety of bird species at any time of the year.

That’s where I headed early this morning and here are some of the birds that I found:

Northern Flicker:

Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)

Eastern Phoebe:

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Red-necked Grebe:

Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe with nesting material
Red-necked Grebes
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebes

Horned Grebe:

Horned Grebe
Horned Grebe

Other birds:

Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Black-crowned Night Herons
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Black-crowned Night Heron
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (juvenile)
Common Grackle
Bufflehead (female)
Tree Swallow
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
American Crow
Tree Swallow
American Crow
Tree Swallows
Mourning Dove
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Common Grackle
Chipping Sparrow
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird (male) and Brown-headed Cowbirds
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)

NATURE POETRY

I watched the dawn come,
Watched the spring dawn come.
And the red sun shouldered his way up
Through the grey, through the blue,
Through the lilac mists.                       – Angelina Weld Grimké (1880–1958)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Flicker, Phoebe and Grebes: April 16, 2022

  1. Gloria James

    Several years ago a bird struck a downstairs window. Sadly it was dead. I couldn’t identify it but I remember it had a red head, and the tawny coloured feathers with dark markings. When I saw the photo of the northern flicker it brought back that memory. We live several kilometres directly north of Col. Sam Smith Park.

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