Spring Arrivals

There’s been an influx of birds arriving for the summer these last two weeks, as well as a few migrants passing through.

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers arrived last week,Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (184) (1024x655) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (185) (1024x671)

followed by Ash-throated Flyucatchers this week.Ash-throated Flycatcher (63) (1024x704)

Northern Mockingbirds are supposed to be year-round residents in the area, but I’ve never seen them in the winter. In the last 2 weeks they have arrived in droves.Northern Mockingbird (81) (987x1024)

An Eared Grebe joined the Pied-billed Grebes that have been at Spring Canyon.Eared Grebe (28) (1024x662)

A Vesper Sparrow passing through.Vesper Sparrow (16) (1024x705)

As was this Franklin’s Gull.Franklin's Gull (10) (1024x628) Franklin's Gull (15) (1024x684) Franklin's Gull (16) (1024x684)

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers also summer here. This one was at McBride Canyon in Potter County.They are twitchy little things and hard to photograph, so I was pretty happy with these shots.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (27) (1024x756) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (28) (1024x692) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (29) (1024x770) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (30) (1024x752) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (31) (1024x746)

 

 

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