October 2011


The White Breasted Nuthatch is identified with a black cap, and a beady black eye on a white face with gray top parts.

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The White Breasted Nuthatch has a black cap, and a beady black eye on a white face. The under tail converts are chestnut. Nuthatches climb down trees headfirst. They have a habitat in forests, woodlots, groves, river woods, shade trees and feeders. They can be found in the eastern half of the United States. Food is bark insects, seeds, and nuts; attracted by suet, sunflower seeds. They regularly cache food in bark crevices on their territory.

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Flamingos are among the most distinctive birds in the world being pink, long-necked, and long-legged.

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The American Greater Flamingo bird is pink, long-necked and long legged. Note the thick sharply bent nose. When the Flamingo is in flight or when they open their wings, black in the wings can be seen. Most Flamingos are in aviaries except maybe those in southern Florida that come from the Bahamas. The Flamingo lives naturally in the West Indies, Yucatan, or the Galapagos Islands.

The Green Heron was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI

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The adult Green Heron has a bluish back, deep chestnut neck, and greenish yellow or orange legs. The immature Green Heron has a streaked neck. It has a habitat of lakes, ponds, marshes, swamps, or streamsides, and ranges on the eastern half of the United States.

Select this link to a canoe trip where the Green Heron was sited and photographed