July 2010


Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Great Egret

The Great Egret is a large, stately, slender white heron with an orange or yellow bill, and black legs and feet. It has a range of the United States to southern South America. It has a habitat of marshes, ponds, shores, and mud flats. It feeds mostly on fish. When feeding the bird assumes a forward pose with neck extended.

Photo taken in Whitnall Park at Milwaukee, WI

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Canada Goose

Click to see a panoramic view of Canadian Geese

The most widespread goose in North America. Fairly easy to get a photo. Noted by the black head and neck with a white chinstrap. Habitat is around lakes, ponds, bays, marshes, and fields.

Click this link to see panoramic photos of geese at the Wehr Nature Center 

Photo taken on Greer Creek Road, Marshfield, MO

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler

I only see the Yellow-Rumped Warbler in the spring or fall when they migrate, so have to be ready to get a photo when first seen. They breed in upper states and Canada, and are in the lower states in the winter. They are noted by yellow patches on the crown, before each wing, and on the rump.

Photo taken in Muskego, WI as a group of Flickers passed through

The female Common Flicker without the black mustache.

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Common Flicker

I only see the Common Flicker in the Spring or Fall when they migrate, so have to be ready to photograph when first seen. They breed in Canada and Winter in Western Southern States and Mexico. Not easy to photograph. They are noted by red crescent on the nape, black patch on the neck, and with zebra-backed wings. The male has a black mustache. They like to eat ants from the cracks in the bricked pati0, as seen.

The Common Flicker is the most searched for bird on this bird website. It has been viewed each week, since it was added in July 2010.

Photo taken in Muskego, WI

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the House Finch

The house finch is common across North America. The male has a purple face and chest with stripes on the belly. The female has a bland face and chest with stripes on the belly.


Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the White Duck

The White Duck, sometimes referred to as the Peking duck, is mostly considered a domesticated duck used for meat and eggs. The meat is not as popular as chicken, because there is less white meat and it is usually more expensive. Due to the ducks nature it is used for a pet. The average lifespan is 9 to 12 years.

The Mourning Dove can be heard every morning in Muskego, WI

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Mourning Dove

The common wild dove with a soft voice repeating woo-oo woo-oo. Heard frequently in the early morning. Its range covers the U. S., Alaska, Canada, and down to Panama. Its habitat are farms, towns, open woods, roadsides , and roadsides.


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