Category Archives: gnatcatcher

Occupy the Wakarusa Wetlands

Every picture I post this week will be from the area of the Wakarusa Wetlands that will be obliterated by the SLT. I have hundreds of pictures of hundreds of species who will be displaced and/or killed by greed and indifference.

This will be gone. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Spring fallout

Today was a great day for seeing little birds. With the south wind and warm weather, spring arrivals were everywhere. I hope they all do well over the next few days of rain and cold.  I saw my first of the season Baltimore oriole, numerous warblers, FOS Eastern kingbird, and more little blue-gray gnatcatchers than I could count. While they were just too fast for pictures, I also got great looks at indigo and painted buntings, a summer tanager, and an American redstart. What a day for colorful birds! Click on pictures to enlarge.

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A morning of little birds

I went looking for warblers this morning and was rewarded with a Prothonotary. What cuties they are. There were several of them working the trees. I also saw quite a few of the little gnat catchers and a host of young barn and tree swallows. The weather was amazing. What a nice morning to sneak out. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Blue-gray gnatcatcher

This tiny little bird is just packed full of personality. As I walked near the boardwalk at the Wakarusa Wetlands, it seemed every time I looked to my right, he was perched on a limb peaking out at me. My bird book says, “These birds are not shy.” So true! Click on pictures to enlarge.

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