Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from the young Jamie Blilie, who’s just 13: our youngest contributor.  The captions are indented:

 
A black phase Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), northeastern Wisconsin.

Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis):

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) in full song.

A Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), also in full song.  I’d only heard them give the “meow” call; but this one gave us a full piping thrush song, very beautiful.  This was at William O’Brien State Park,  just east of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, on the St. Croix River.  This was a tough shot to get, in thick brush.

Unidentified. (Readers?)

 

19 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Certainly do not need this old man’s photos. That blue bird is really good.

  2. John Landis
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Rose Breasted Grosbeak – Female

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      Beat me to it. A good find too!

    • Posted October 16, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      Correct. I must have missed supplying that info to Jerry.

  3. Janet
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos, Jamie, thank you! Pretty cool as well that you can identify the birds.

    • Posted October 16, 2017 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      He’s so into birding now! It’s been many years I’ve been telling him: “You can ID more birds than almost any adult you know!”

      He can typically ID them from both sight and song. It’s very fun.

  4. rickflick
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Very good collection of some well known birds. The catbird is in a very typical setting – deep in the underbrush.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Excellent pictures! I really enjoyed these, so thank you.
    I do see a lot of the black phase sqrrls in certain parks around me. I thought they would be more uncommon in general, but they seem a common color in some places.

  6. Debbie Coplan
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Great photos! Love that you can see the feathers so clearly….
    Thanks for the photos!

  7. Terry Sheldon
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Very nice photos! Love the squirrel and the bluebird. Thanks!!

  8. DTaylor
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the photos! I especially liked the catbird. I hear them often, but rarely can catch sight of one.

  9. Heather Hastie
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Good work again Jamie! Well done catching them while singing.

  10. claudia baker
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos Jamie!

  11. Paul Doerder
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos showing backyard wildlife. Especially like the singers!

  12. Posted October 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Nice photos!

  13. darrelle
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Excellent pics Jamie. I particularly like the bluebird.

  14. Mark Joseph
    Posted October 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Great photos. Especially the bluebird. Thanks!

  15. Lurker111
    Posted October 17, 2017 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Nice photos. The one of the black squirrel reminded me of the pigeons I’ve seen over the last 4 or 5 decades. Usually two-toned or three-toned, you rarely see all-white pigeons, but you DO see them. Over all these years, I have ever only seen ONE all-black pigeon. Has anyone else?

    (BTW, located in Richmond, Va., in case region makes a diff.)

  16. Posted October 18, 2017 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Dinosaurs!


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