Friday, June 1, 2012

Some Birds

I don't have any recent birding to talk about, so I thought I'd just post some pictures that hadn't made it on here yet. Most of my bird-related activity lately has involved volunteering at a wild bird rehabilitation center, where I get to feed injured/abandoned birds. There's a lot of robins, starling, and grackles, but there are also some rarer birds, including a pileated woodpecker the last time I was there.

 This is an ovenbird from Tower Grove Park last year. An ovenbird was either the first or second warbler I ever saw, up in Michigan. It's either ovenbird or Redstart, also in Michigan.

This female scarlet tanager is from Michigan, and I've actually never seen a male, which would be bright red with the same black wings.

These Waxwings are also from Michigan. I like seeing them up there in the summer, since they're late fall birds here in St. Louis. The coolest is seeing white-throated sparrows, red-breasted nuthatches, and yellow-bellied sapsuckers, since those are all winter birds for St. Louis.