Tag Archive for ‘Birds’
I think this is a juvenile Sparrow. Does anyone know for sure?
River is a female maturing Bald Eagle and resident of The Teton Raptor Center in Wilson Wy. The Center brings birds to the Visitors Center every Friday afternoon for public viewing.
A Bald Eagles head will turn white when they turn 5. River is five this year. She is being treated for an infection, caused by drinking polluted water. She will not be returned to the wild.
I loved being close to these beautiful birds.
A Belted Kingfisher keeps a look out over the Marsh north of Jackson
Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes. This habit has allowed scientists to study their breeding biology in detail, and makes them a great addition to many a homeowner’s yard or field. Tree Swallows breed in open habitats such as fields and wetlands, usually adjacent to water. Foraging flocks are frequently seen over wetlands, water, and agricultural fields.
This is the common blackbird of open country in the West, often seen walking on the ground with short forward jerks of its head. It adapts well to habitats altered by humans, and in places it may walk about on suburban sidewalks or scavenge for crumbs around beachfront restaurants. In winter, Brewer’s Blackbirds gather in large flocks, often with other blackbirds, and may be seen foraging in farmland all across […]