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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Autumn Birds

Very quiet day here. Rain outside, reading a book inside. How about some bird pictures?

This was actually one of a flock of six bluebirds I saw this week. One year, there was a pair that even stayed here through the winter. I love the bluebirds!


Of course, the starlings make their presence felt in the fall as they gather in huge flocks. But this one juvenile was just hanging out. I have to admit they are fairly attractive at this stage.

starling juvenile

The oddity is this flying bird, captured mostly by luck on the Muskegon River. The picture is terrible, and I am only showing it too you because it's a bit of a puzzle. It's the size of a blue heron, and probably is a juvenile, or perhaps a leucistic one (mostly white), but the feet are quite pink. They really should be darker.

juvenile blue heron

Sorry, but I have to get back to my book. It's totally compelling. (The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh)

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Ann said...

I have never spotted a bluebird here. Starlings we get tons of.
Enjoy the book. I'll probably doing some reading today since I see it's raining out again.

Secondary Roads said...

Just the other day, I saw a similar size flock of bluebirds around our garden (mostly finished for this year).

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