Ashbridge’s Bay Bird Identification Quiz: April 24, 2022

There was a strong, chilly wind at Ashbridge’s Bay this morning but a good variety of birds were present. Dozens of White-throated Sparrows filled the air with their triplet songs:

White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

See how you do on the identification of these 20 birds from this morning:

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

#11

#12

#13

#14

#15

#16

#17

#18

#19

#20

BONUS Here are 3 photos:

ANSWERS

#1

Eastern Towhee

#2

Common Grackle

#3

Northern Flicker (male)

#4

Northern Cardinal (male)

#5

Chipping Sparrow

#6

Tree Swallows

#7

Brown Creeper

#8

Bufflehead (female)

#9

Northern Cardinal (female)

#10

Bufflehead (male)

#11

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

#12

Red-breasted Merganser (female)

#13

Gadwall (male)

#14

American Goldfinch (male)

#15

Red-breasted Merganser (male)

#16

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

#17

Long-tailed Duck (male)

#18

Double-crested Cormorants

#19

Long-tailed Duck (female)

#20

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

BONUS

This small, gray-brown bird with a light eye-ring and no facial striping is a House Wren.

House Wren
House Wren
House Wren

NATURE POETRY

Our love is woven
Of a thousand strands—
The cool fragrance of the first lilac
At morning,
The first dew on the grass,
The smell of wild mint in the wood,
The pungent and earthy smell of ground ivy crushed under our feet;
Songs of birds, songs of great poets.         – May Sinclair (1863–1946)

Miles Hearn

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