Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is special to me.   I consider it to be my "trigger bird."   This tiny little creature first captured my attention when I was very young and began my lifelong fascination with all birds.

This bird's ruby crown is only visible when it raises the crest and the ruby feathers pop up.  A tiny wisp of the flattened crown is visible in the photos below.  (Click on images for an expanded view.)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pied-billed Grebe

The sweet little Pied-billed Grebe has now been listed as a "threatened" species in New York State.

Herring Gull

There continues to be quite a bit of ice cover on the eastern portion of Lake Erie. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Migration Continues...

The last few days of warm weather and southerly winds brought us plenty of new arrivals.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Male Eastern Towhee

Female Eastern Towhee

Brown Creeper

Brown Thrasher

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Feeding Time

Bald Eagle feeding two little ones in the nest.