Cloudy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 16, 2011 - One of my favorites is the Common Yellowthroat, or "Zorro".... Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher (heard), Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, House…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - We saw a couple of Common Yellowthroat warblers hopping around in the bushes as we neared Heron Hideout.... Common Yellowthroat We did not see the star American Bittern at his usual place, and the King Rail made only brief appearances at his "Four Corners" hangout.... King Rail Species List: American…... Read more

Bittern-ly Chilly Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 15, 2011 - Anhinga with fish A bit farther down on the trail, Norm called to us "It's a zorro!" I thought it was really cool that he remembered my nickname for the Common Yellowthroat male (who has a black mask).... (Minor background distraction removals in Photoshop.) Common Yellowthroat, a.k.a.... Species list: American…... Read more

Happy Hallo-wren at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 1, 2010 - Wood Stork There were Common Yellowthroats hopping along the path all the way down Marsh Rabbit Run.... Female Common Yellowthroat Male Common Yellowthroat A little further down Marsh Rabbit Run, Dyeyo paused to watch for some wrens that he heard down in the weeds.... Baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Species list:…... Read more

Common Yellowthroat

…and Sunday is a day of rest!

October 3, 2010 - This evening I was outside connecting the microjets to the new valves (gotta love poly flexible pipe - it's so easy!!) I saw Zorro, our backyard Common Yellowthroat, hopping around.... He doesn't come out in the open very often, so I was happy to get this picture: Zorro the Common…... Read more