Short-term Zebra Birds and More
My day was challenging as I was fighting a cold that I did not want to share with anyone. How best to not spread germs than by social isolation in the form of walking alone at Sweet Marsh. The trek was not one for my memory books, but it did feel a little better to get out.
As I walked along the dikes I was treated to a good number of pied-billed grebes. At least one of them – the bird featured here – was a juvenile. Young pied-billed grebes display with what appears to be zebra stripes as shown here.
Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe at Sweet Marsh:
Another bird species observed that I don’t often see was the swamp sparrow. There were at least a dozen or more of the elusive sparrows that are working their way to warmer climates.
Swamp Sparrow at Sweet Marsh:
The remainder of the pictures recorded today were either plant-related, grasshoppers, or something scenic.