|Yellow Warbler singing in plum tree at Parker River NWR.|
This Red-winged Black-bird with red epallett fully exposed appeared to be challenging me as I entered his territory along the marsh boardwalk.
Red-winged Blackbird, Parker River NWR.
|Eastern Towhee, Parker River NWR.|
We used to have many Towhees in our yard when we lived in Georgia, but we have not seen them in Texas, so these were a first for our eBird list.
|Gadwall, Parker River NWR.|
|Canada Geese with goslings, Parker River NWR.|
|Song Sparrow, Scarborough Marsh, ME|
Both Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets are abundant at Scarborough Marsh.
|Great Egret, Scarborough Marsh, ME.|
The Saltmarsh Sparrow and Nelson's Sharp Tail Sparrow are "target" birds at Scarborough Marsh where their breeding ranges overlap. They are quite similar in appearance, but have distinctive songs which we could identify (thanks to recordings on our iPod). These were both "life" birds for us. Unfortunately, they were elusive and difficult to photograph.
|Saltmarsh Sparrow, Scarborough Marsh, ME.|
NE Marshes Bird Lists -
Parker River NWRCanada Goose,10
American Black Duck,1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Egret 7
Snowy Egret 19
Glossy Ibis 3
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 21
Cliff Swallow 12
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Nelson's Sparrow 1
Saltmarsh Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird 20
American Goldfinch 2