Bonus Content

Photos Taken May 15 - 25, 2017


This Red-breasted Nuthatch is opening a sunflower seed it just took from my feeder. Males such as this one show a brighter overall color than females.
 

The Warbling Vireo may be drab in color, but its bubbling song provides a bright spot on any spring day. I often find these birds near a water source.


Gray catbirds mimic the songs of other birds in a non-stop parade of different sounds. They like tangles and build their nests in thick shrubbery.


Female Red-bellied Woodpeckers feature red on the nape but not on the crown. Males sport bright red all the way to the base of the bill.


Male American Redstarts sing a song that sounds to me like "C, C, C, C, Camp!" The "Camp" falls off at the end of the song.

Photos by Rick Marsi
All rights reserved. May, 2017.