Female Red-Winged Blackbird

Female Red-Winged Blackbird

Female Red-Winged Blackbird.
She is clinging to a remnant of a lotus stalk from last summer. Like many bird species, the female is a bit bland compared to the male.

 

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Prairie Dock Leaf

Prairie Dock Leaf 

Prairie Dock Leaf.
This plant has very big leaves. Later in the summer it will grow a very tall stalk with clusters of relatively small flowers at the top. I liked the backlighting on this leaf.

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Prothonotary Warbler Male Singing

Prothonotary Warbler Male Singing

Prothonotary Warbler Male Singing

This guy was singing away this evening down by Meadow Creek.

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Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)
I have been wrong on bird identification a few times recently. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is a Louisiana Waterthrush. It was flitting around in my bottomland area near Meadow Creek.  I got a quick snapshot this morning, then went back to the same area this evening in an attempt to get a better image.

 

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Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush

I did not know what this bird was at first. Pretty sure it is a Louisiana Waterthrush. I got a bit better picture in a subsequent post.

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Eastern Wood Pewee (Contopus virens)

Eastern Wood Pewee

I saw this Eastern Wood Pewee near Meadow Creek on my farm.

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Prothonotary Warbler Gathering Moss for Nest

Prothonotary Warbler Gathering Moss for Nest

Prothonotary Warbler Gathering Moss for Nest
I have several pairs of these warblers building nests. They use the same boxes that the bluebirds do.  They prefer to be close to water and most of the nests are very near Meadow Creek which makes a big loop that surrounds my lowest field. This bird was gathering moss off of trees to incorporate into its nest. I was able to watch for some time as it made repeated round trips from the trees to the nest box.

Below is a picture of the bird exiting the nest box.    I was trying to get a picture of it approaching the box with a mouthful of moss, but none of those photos really worked out. It was easier to capture an image of it leaving the box.

Prothonotary Warbler exiting Nestbox

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