Tag Archives: Song BIrds

White-eyed Vireo with Worm

White-eyed Vireos are a fast, elusive song bird.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

This one was intent on food. He picked a worm off a leaf and flew down to an open branch to eat it.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

But first he beat it a few times.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

I’ve seen song birds gather a stack of worms or insects  in their beak and thought he might be rendering this one ready for a flight to a nest.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

No, this one was for him.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

One gulp and it was gone.

White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

Male Painted Bunting Overhead

A Painted Bunting entertained us with a cheery song from a perch above our heads on Friday. These are not great images but the bird’s colors are pretty amazing.

Male Painted Bunting Overhead
Male Painted Bunting Overhead

If he was trying to attract a mate there weren’t any takers and after about five minutes he went on his way.

Male Painted Bunting Overhead
Male Painted Bunting Overhead

For a better look at a Bunting’s colors see my post from a couple weeks ago:  Male Painted Bunting, Two Views

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat Warblers, either female or immature, but still looking pretty snazzy, entertained me as they flitted in and out of some marsh grass and cattails.

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

There were at least two, and may have been more; it was hard to tell as they zipped in and out of the underbrush.

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

Most of the time they were down in the thicker clumps, but did give me a few clearer views.

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat