July 2013


This Yeloow-Crowned Night Heron was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Lousiiana.

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron was photographed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge in Bell City, Louisiana.

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron was photographed in San Antonio, Texas on the River walk.

This Yellow-Crowned Night Heron was photographed in San Antonio, Texas on the River walk.

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The Yellow-Crowned Heron is a gray heron with a black head with a white cheek patch and crown. It has speckled wings and back, long yellow legs, and a stout bill. It has a range of the east and gulf coast and southern United States. It has a habitat of cypress swamps, mangroves, bayous, marshes, and stream. It feeds on crustaceans, mainly crabs and crayfish. It is a more solitary and secretive bird.

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This Nashville Warbler was photographed in Muskego, Wisconsin

This Nashville Warbler was photographed in Muskego, Wisconsin

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The Nashville Warbler has a gray head, yellow throat with a olive-green back and no wing bars. It has a bright white-eye ring. Males may show a dull chestnut crown patch. It has a range of southern Canada, and western and northern United States. It has a habitat of cool open mixed woods with undergrowth, forest edges, and bogs. The diet is mostly insects including beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers,  leafhoppers, aphids, including eggs and larvae.

The Nelson's Sharp-Tailed Sparrow was phtographed in Lake Park, north of Bradford Beach, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.

The Nelson’s Sharp-Tailed Sparrow was phtographed in Lake Park, north of Bradford Beach, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan.

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The Nelson’s Sharp-Tailed Sparrow is a marsh sparrow with ocher-orange on the face and breast surrounding a gray ear patch. The back is sharply striped with white. It has a range of Canadian Prairies and the Atlantic Coast. It has a habitat in coastal and prairie marshes. It feeds on insects and some seeds. It has a sharp tail with spiky tips.

The Red-Headed Woodpecker was photographed at Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Red-Headed Woodpecker was photographed at Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Red-Headed Woodpecker is a black-backed Woodpecker with a head that is entirely red, and with a white rump and large square white patches on the wings. It has a range east of the Rockies from southern Canada to the Gulf States. It has a habitat in groves, farm country, orchards, shade trees in towns, and large scattered trees. Its diet consists of a wide variety of insects, spiders, earthworms, nuts, seeds, berries, and wild and cultivated fruit. It can usually be heard, found and seen around dead trees.