This bird! It reminds me a lot of a Carolina wren with extra-long legs! We happened upon a pair of these birds at a small creek that feeds into a lake we hike regularly. There was a lot of movement which caught our attention. Once we saw them, had no idea what they were atContinue reading “Louisiana Waterthrush”
It’s been TOO long since I’ve posted! My “new normal” has caused many changes in my day-to-day life these days. But the birding has not stopped and there is a lot of catching up to do!! It seems fitting to begin with a good ol’ Maryland bird, the Baltimore oriole. Look at this beauty! ItContinue reading “Spring Has Sprung for the Baltimore Oriole!”
Before saying goodbye to 2020, here is 35Sparrows year in review. Enjoy! Welcome 2021! Thank you so much for following my blog & commenting. This has been a fun journey. Looking forward to sharing more bird & nature pics with you!!
One day this fall, looking out the window, I saw a flock of small, heavily-streaked birds with just a touch of yellow on their wings. They were a little like goldfinches, but not really. A quick search revealed these birds were pine siskins! You may ask, “What is so special about pine siskins?” Pine siskinsContinue reading “Very Special Pine Siskins!”
Mallards are pretty plentiful anywhere you go. Their beauty can be taken for granted. I don’t normally go out of my way to photograph them. But this day the light was so good! Look at how the sunlight reflects the iridescence of this male’s head feathers! And look at this exquisite lady! Every feather isContinue reading “Beautiful Mallards”
What do you think of this sweet juvenile yellow-bellied sapsucker? Such a pretty bird! This happens to be the most migratory of the woodpeckers. This bird is eyeing the fruit on the tree & we had the pleasure of watching it put a big dent in it. Sapsuckers are known to drill uniform rows ofContinue reading “Yellow-bellied Sapsucker”
Here’s a sweet sparrow for ya. The white-throated sparrow resides in the mid-Atlantic region during fall and winter. As a new birder, I honestly thought fall/winter would be boring, but have been proven wrong! These little fellas are quite plentiful and sing a beautiful song! On our hikes, it makes my heart happy to hearContinue reading “White-Throated Sparrow”
Awhile back I posted a photo of a juvenile black crowned night heron. Maybe the coolest-looking bird I have seen up-close in the last few months. Now, I can share with you a photo of an adult black crowned night heron! Can you believe the difference between the young and the adult?? The adult blackContinue reading “Black Crowned Night Heron”