Even better yet at the Oak Opening MAPS station yesterday, we recaptured a female Blue Grosbeak which we banded last June on the same area. Hot diggedity! The other highlights for the day at the Oaks-as I call it, was a Red-headed Woodpecker and a male Hooded Warbler! The site is not too far from Mallard Lake where I know on previous years a pair has nested there.
It was a good day for hatching year Eastern Bluebirds with their spotted thrush breasts too.
Quiz Bird! Go for it!
AND to top off the day, there had been a recent emergence of toads and frogs. They were barely over a half inch long and they were hopping off the sand trails in the tens or more. They blended in very well. A few that were caught looked like toads and some tree frogs. Boy were they cute!
Answer to the Quiz bird below:
Blue Grosbeak! Looking for the male next time! For another quiz, can you tell me which Eastern Phoebe below is the hatching year bird?-yes, the babies are out!
See the buffy wing bars? That bird is the youngun'!