November 2010


This pigeon may be referred to as a White Pigeon or Rock Dove.

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Select this link to see Rock Dove photos. White Pigeons may also be called Rock Doves.

Select this link to see Ringed Turtle Dove. White Pigeons are considered a mutation of the Ringed Turtle Dove, and or also referred to as Homing Pigeons.

Doves and Pigeons come from the same family, however there are many species of both and they come in a wide variety of colors and types (confusing?). The White Pigeon may be found all over the world.

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The White Crowned “Ghostly” Sparrow can be seen in Canada and the States, but rarely in Florida or the SE coast. Photo shot in the fall in Marshfield, Missouri.

This White-Crowned Sparrow was photographed during spring migration at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Photo was shot in the fall on the shoreline north of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Note the gray crown coloring on this White-Crowned Sparrow.

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Identification of this sparrow is a clear grayish breast, a striped black and white crown, and a pink bill. They are stunning to see, as the sparrow is so bright looking compared to other sparrows. It hops about and seems to always hide itself behind brush, or limbs and leaves. When I photographed the sparrow photo above I thought something was wrong, as the colors appeared faded out or ghostly. It took some time to figure out it was the bright white color glaring in the sunlight.

The White-Crowned Sparrow can be seen across Canada and the States, but is rarely seen in Florida or the east coast. It likes a habitat of brush, edges, tangles, and roadsides. I have seen them in brush and dense tangles, where they are constantly appearing to hide. In this case there were thorns making it difficult to reach them for viewing and photographing.

The White-Throated Sparrow can be seen in Canada to the Gulf States, and the Midwest to the Eastern States.

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A gray breasted sparrow with a white throat patch, and a yellow spot between the eye and bill. It has habitats at thickets, brush, undergrowth of conifer and mixed woodlands, and patronizes feeders. These attached photos were taken at most of the locations. Because of the birds movements, one has to be ready and fast to get a photo.

 

This Henslow's Sparrow was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This Henslow’s Sparrow was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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I have only seen Henslow’s Sparrow one time, only briefly for about 2 minutes. At the time I only knew it was a sparrow. It is identified by the striped olive colored flat head in conjunction with the reddish wings. It has a pale bill, finely striped breast, and a short tail. It has a range from the Midwest to the eastern states and from the northern states to the gulf coast. It has a habitat in weedy fields, where I found it.

The Great Blue Heron can be seen from south Canada to Mexico.

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The Great Blue Heron is a slender gray bird about 4 ft tall with white about the head, long legs, long flexible neck, and dagger-like bill. It can be found from southern Canada to Mexico. It has habitats in marshes, swamps, ponds, lakes, shores, and tidelands. The Heron eats fish, frogs, crawfish, and mice and insects.

This Great Blue Heron was photographed on a small farm outside of Marshfield, Missouri.

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Photo was taken at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World, Orlando, FL.

This White Ibis was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Louisiana.

This White Ibis was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Louisiana.

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The range for the White Ibis is Florida and the neighboring coasts. It’s habitat is salt, brackish, and fresh marshes, rice fields, mangroves, and Disney World.