American Redstart

More Migrant Songbirds at Fort De Soto

May 5, 2014 - Several male American Redstarts entertained me for a good long while....  Note the spread feathers in his tail, which are characteristic of the American Redstart.... Read more

"Sunrise" Skyway and Fort De Soto Birds

October 2, 2011 - I heard birds at the North Beach parking lot area as we headed towards the water, but I wanted to photograph shorebirds in the morning light.  By the time we got back, I didn't hear warblers.  :(  So we headed to the mulberry trees to look for migrants.  We found…... Read more

Redstarts and Warblers and Buntings, Oh My!

October 1, 2011 - We hiked the Heron Hideout trail, Marsh Rabbit Run trail, and Wading Bird Way trail this morning.  We hadn't been on Marsh Rabbit Run for more than two minutes before we spotted a male American Redstart.  I've only seen females before, so I was pretty excited.  We chased that little…... Read more

Circle B Migrants

September 19, 2010 - ...I felt like playing with Photoshop today, so I made another warbler and migrant bird collage. These little birds are usually high in the oak canopies, and it’s hard to get great pictures of them. They also hop around really fast. You come home with a stiff neck and then squint at your pictures, asking […] Read more

Migrants Making their Way to Circle B

August 28, 2010 - Near the Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, we found a small flock of American Redstarts.  Their fanned-out tails are distinctive.... American Redstart female I spied a couple of Prairie Warblers, too.... Species list:  American Redstart, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Common Moorhen,…... Read more