In my last post, I shared pictures of Those Beautiful Blue-headed Vireos which we have breeding on our hill. Here’s a vireo that we don’t get to see too often in Central PA, although I’ve heard them twice in migration this year. While visiting Cape May for a few days last week, I was excited to […]
It was a blue kind of day–Blue-headed Vireo day, that is! These little guys were everywhere it seemed, and not too shy either. I would welcome comments on the immature bird below, as Sibley has no picture of a streaked young bird. I’m assuming it’s newly fledged. It’s feathers look rather wet or oily.
After a cold front the other morning, a great variety of migrants came through on top of our hill. Birds like Yellow-throated Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, various warblers and Olive-sided Flycatcher which are rarely seen in this neck of the woods all came through to have their portraits taken. As if seeing an Olive-sided Flycatcher wasn’t […]
This Red-eyed Vireo parent has caught and probably beat to death a very large green caterpillar for her fledgling. Unfortunately, Baby has no idea how to get this giant breakfast headed down the right direction, and drops it. Poor Mom thought she was going to get a rest for awhile after such a big catch! […]