Cedar Waxwings and Pine Warblers: April 28, 2022

Late April and May are always the best months to see colourful migrant birds.

We had many birds today, but these two species stood out:

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Pine Warbler

Of all of the warblers species, only Yellow Warbler and Pine Warbler nest in our area. Identification for Pine Warbler: no other bright, yellow-breasted warbler lacking other conspicuous field marks has white wing bars.

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

Other birds:

American Robin
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Black-capped Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Wood Ducks with Mallard
Canada Goose
American Black Ducks
Common Merganser (male)
Wood Duck (male)
Brown Creeper
Wood Duck (female)
Brown Creeper
Wood Duck (male) with Mallards
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Canada Geese
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wood Duck (male)
Downy Woodpecker (female) after bathing

Other life:

Red Squirrel

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

The shadows have their seasons, too.
The feathery web the budding maples
cast down upon the sullen lawn
bears but a faint relation to
high summer’s umbrageous weight
and tunnellike continuum.                      – John Updike (1932–2009)

Miles Hearn

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