Monday, October 10, 2011

Sparrows and Thrushes Aplenty

We're in the midst of our fifth season of Birding Tours in the park, and as far as number of species sighted, it's been a banner year. Last Wednesday morning, our group of fifteen people, spotted 15 different types of birds and heard an additional species's call. We saw five different species of thrushes, and six types of sparrows.

One of last week's participants from London had a camera with a very impressive lens, and he was kind enough to pass along some photos that he took.

Eastern Towhee
Photo by Mike Kosniowski

Gray Catbird
Photo by Mike Kosniowski

Veery Thrush
Photo by Mike Kosniowski

Salt Marsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Photo by Mike Kosniowski


Common Yellowthroat: the male has a black mask.
Photo by Mike Kosniowski
Common Yellowthroat: the female has no mask.
Photo by Mike Kosniowski

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