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Kings crimson

A lucky day to be in the woods — seeing three male Scarlet tanagers (Piranga olivacea) was the prize. Siblings or just acquaintances, they roamed the trees of the North Trail together.

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Eyes white open

Always a pleasure to see, this White-eyed vireo (Vireo griseus) has to be one of the cutest songbird tourists in town for the summer.

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Eastern freebie

Blending in with the smooth gray tree trunks & charcoal shadows, this little Eastern phoebe was still noticeable as it groomed, preened, and perch-posed — a nice complimentary performance.

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Gold standard of Spring

Bright as a marshmallow peep, this male goldfinch was like a shiny ornament tucked into the pine branches.

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Blue with cold

On a chilly but clear afternoon, a small flock of Eastern bluebirds was flitting around at the edge of the woods, looking for berries & whatever else they could find.

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Little pate of butter

Back in this area for winter, or perhaps just passing through, this Golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa) hopped & pecked its way through grass and underbrush looking for insects. Apparently undisturbed by close observers, this small bird was practically underfoot at … Continue reading

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South bound and downy

This immature Black-billed cuckoo may be the offspring of one sighted in the same park last spring. Either that or this is just one way station on its somewhat tardy southward migration. Whichever the case, the bird sat obligingly for … Continue reading

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