Archive for February, 2014

THE ADULT EASTERN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Molothrus ater

ADULT EASTERN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. WWW.THESANGUINEROOT.COM

ADULT EASTERN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. WWW.THESANGUINEROOT.COM

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This species visited briefly today, February 19th, 2013. The  young Beech trees  provide a nice back-round for photographing these birds.

 

ADULT EASTERN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. WWW.THESANGUINEROOT.COM

ADULT EASTERN BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. WWW.THESANGUINEROOT.COM

Their very dark feathers contrasted with the pale light of the cloudy afternoon.

 

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A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Melanerpes aurifrons

Here is the forest of Morris Park, taken from the living room window. From this forest emerged the Red-Bellied Woodpecker to feed on our bird-feeder.

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER. www.thesanguineroot.com

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER. www.thesanguineroot.com

Sitting on the couch, the bird was spotted. The camera, kept on the coffee table was slowly lifted and poised for photography. At one point, the bird stopped eating and took notice. And then it kept eating.

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THE BIRDS IN THE STORM

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The wind was howling at 7 AM and snow was piling up fast. The birds were huddling in the courtyard, and taking turns at the feeder, which was running very low on seed.

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com

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This bird has its feathers fluffed out to provide more air spaces, creating insulation from the cold.

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com

THE BIRDS IN THE STORM, Morris Park, Philadelphia birds visit our bird-feeder during a Noreaster. www.thesanguineroot.com