Kip’s Comments 5-15-18

Gray Catbird in Tree - Image 505178 (© Kip Ladage)

 
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Lately it seems I seldom need to leave our yard to see wildlife. As the various warblers move through our area of Iowa, some have stopped by our feeders – even if only for a brief pause. Sometimes I see them; I imagine I miss most of the avian visitors. Many of their stops are so brief.

Today I saw and captured images (not the best) of two bird species I seldom see in our yard. I will share the mediocre images here, even though the photos are not that good. Please use them as references as you watch the birds in your yards.   

Tennessee Warbler:   

Tennessee Warbler in Maple Tree - Image 505243 (© Kip Ladage)

Tennessee Warbler in Maple Tree – Image 505243 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Female American Redstart:   

Female American Redstart - Image 505076 (© Kip Ladage)

Female American Redstart – Image 505076 (© Kip Ladage)

             

Other visitors to the yard were typical for this time of year.   

Female Baltimore Oriole in Tree:       

Female Baltimore Oriole - Image 505107 (© Kip Ladage)

Female Baltimore Oriole – Image 505107 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Catbird in Tree (we had several of these interesting birds lately):     

Gray Catbird in Tree - Image 505144 (© Kip Ladage)

Gray Catbird in Tree – Image 505144 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Gray Catbird in Tree - Image 505178 (© Kip Ladage)

Gray Catbird in Tree – Image 505178 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Gray Catbird in Tree - Image 505220 (© Kip Ladage)

Gray Catbird in Tree – Image 505220 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Fox Squirrel in Tree:     

Fox Squirrel in Maple Tree - Image 505115 (© Kip Ladage)

Fox Squirrel in Maple Tree – Image 505115 (© Kip Ladage)

 

At our neighbor’s home the house finch eggs have hatched. 

House Finch Hatchlings in Nest:

House Finch Nestlings in Nest - Image 505239 (© Kip Ladage)

House Finch Nestlings in Nest – Image 505239 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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