Soon we'll have to say good bye to the wintering birds such as American Tree Sparrow and the early March species like the Fox Sparrow (FOSP), Golden-crowned Kinglet (GCKI), and everyone's friend the Winter Wren (WIWR). But we'll open the door for the next group of species arriving in the Lake Erie Marsh Region.
|FOSP: note reddish tail |
|FOSP: note bi-colored bill|
|GCKI: male with orange and gold surrounded by black on head|
|Male Red-breasted Nuthatch (RBNU) - male has black cap and eye stripe|
|Louisiana Waterthrush (LOWA) with the thick white eye stripe and bubble gum colored legs.|
|LOWA also has clear undertail coverts, while the Northern Waterthrush has|
brown streaking in that area.
|White-eyed Vireo (WEVI)|
|Male American Kestrel (AMKE)|
|Black-throated Green Warbler (BTNW)|
|Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (RBGR)|
|RBGR: note white wing markings at the base of the primary feathers.|
|Sharp-shinned Hawk (SSHA|
Second-year (SY) with vertical streaks on chest.
|Adult male Summer Tanager (SUTA)|
Get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring!