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2013 May | The Occasional Naturalist

#301 – Nelson’s Sparrow

Saw my first Nelson’s Sparrow courtesy of an e-bird alert.  This little fella was hanging out along the Lake Michigan shore.

Nelson’s Sparrow Hiding in the brush

#300 Wilson’s Warbler

So many warblers yet to see.  They’re rather maddening to try and photograph tough.  Yet, another first, but a blurry one at that!

Wilson’s Warbler

 

#298 Common Chaffinch, #299 Short-toed Treecreeper

Was going through some photos of our trip to Portugal and was able to identify this Common Chaffinch and Short-toed Treecreeper that I saw back in April in Portugal’s Evora district.

Common Chaffinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-toed Treecreeper

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#294 – Palm Warbler

Saw a small flock of Palm Warblers while taking my dog on a walk through a golf course.

#291 – 293 – Orlando’s Wetland Park

Mottled Duck (#292)

Glossy Ibis (#293)

Swallow-tailed Kite

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (#291)

Orlando’s Wetland Park is a fantastic place to observe wildlife.  Its even more interesting when you realize its man-made, created from re-claimed land with the primary purpose of acting as a natural filter for a sewage treatment plant.  […]


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