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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Birds

 
I've seen both of these species of birds before, but never got pictures this good. I have nothing against our winter birdies, and will welcome the robins coming north, but it was awesome to see a couple that aren't often seen where I live.

First is the northern mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos. They just barely come as far north as I live, but are much more common in the south. They are common visitors to parks and urban areas, so getting a picture of one of them isn't too difficult.

northern mockingbird

I'm much more tickled to have caught this shot of the Rufous-sided (eastern) towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus. This bird is easy to hear, but not so easy to see.

eastern towhee

We spent most of today doing church activities, but there are plans to do some outside things as the week goes forward.

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5 comments:

D.G. Hudson said...

Beautiful shots of the birds. Showed them to hubs, a birder.

Ann said...

Nice shots of both of those. That first one looks like you were right up next to him

Secondary Roads said...

Awesome! I've only seen these as pix in the bird book.

catskillblogger said...

I saw a bunch of robins this morning.

Gayle Parks said...

Robins have arrived in central PA. Also saw an Eastern Bluebird the last few days. Good to see them.

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