Prairie Warbler

Quiet Morning at Mead Gardens

May 5, 2012 - On the morning of the big Fort De Soto fallout, the forecast was for clouds and rain.  I went over to Mead Gardens, figuring I'd get an hour of birding in if I was lucky.  Mead is a local migrant hotspot, so I figured I might see some birds brought…... Read more

My First Orange-Crowned Warbler at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 30, 2011 - Prairie Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Black-and-White Warbler We checked for the rails at the Heron Hideout/Marsh Rabbit Run intersection, but we only saw a Sora.... "See you next weekend!" Swamp Sparrow Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch , American Robin, American White Pelican, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Bald Eagle (heard),…... Read more

Prairie Warbler in the Backyard

January 24, 2011 - We had a new visitor to our backyard this evening -- a Prairie Warbler!  I went out to set up the new Painted Bunting feeder, and this little guy greeted me from the top of our viburnum hedge.... Prairie Warbler... Read more

The Bird Paparazzi Grows at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 22, 2011 - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Near the end of Marsh Rabbit Run, a Prairie Warbler posed in his customary tree.... Prairie Warbler As we headed back, a group of river otters put on a good show for us.... River Otter Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch (heard), American Robin, American…... 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 - American Redstart female I spied a couple of Prairie Warblers, too.... Prairie Warbler I couldn't identify this bird when I first saw him, but his eyes were striking.  Then I came home to find that he is a Red-Eyed Vireo.  I've never seen one of those before.... Species list:  American…... Read more

Springtime at Bok Tower

April 2, 2010 - Ruby-throated hummingbird In general we've noticed that the warblers are starting to leave, so it was fun to see the oak trees in the parking lot full of little birds.  I was able to photograph palm, pine, and prairie warblers all in the same trees.  I think I heard one…... Read more