A Mostly Gray Day in May

Brown-headed Cowbirds (males) on my deck.

Birds sighted at Burrage Pond: Killdeer, Yellow Warber, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Grackle, Red-wing Blackbird, Canada Goose, Mallard, Savannah Sparrow, Catbird, Mockingbird, Great Blue Heron, Baltimore Oriole, Lesser Yellowlegs, Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chickadee.
Amphibians: Bull Frog
Mammals: Muskrat

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow singing

Today was rainy, overcast, with occasional glimpses of sun. This Traveler wandered the bogs in the afternoon. The trees swallows were busy scooping insects out of the air. The warblers were, well, warbling. Off in the shallows yellowlegs probed for snacks.

Male Prairie Warbler warbling away.

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Just in case you were curious what a tree sparrow looks like when it scratches its chin with a foot.

Tree Sparrows

Tree Sparrows



Apparently the mocking of the Mockingbirds got out of hand.

Bull Frog


Dog Violets