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the Great Crested Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Great Crested Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Great Crested Flycatcher is a large sized flycatcher with cinnamon wings and tail, a gray breast, and a yellow belly and with a black beak, eyes, and legs. It is more easily heard than seen, but is impressive when seen. It has a range of South Canada, and eastern and central United States. It feeds on a wide variety of insects.

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The adult Snow (White ) Goose was photographed at a pond in an Industrial Park in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The adult Snow (White ) Goose was photographed at a pond in an Industrial Park in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The juvenile Snow Goose and the adults were mostly photographed together.

The juvenile Snow Goose and the adults were mostly photographed together.

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The Snow (White) Goose is a white goose with black primaries, and with pink feet and wedged shaped bill. It is often rust-stained on the head around the bill. The juvenile is pale gray with a dark bill. It has a range of Artic America and Northeast Siberia. It has a habitat of tundra (summer), marshes, grain fields, ponds, and bays. It is typically seen in large numbers or not at all. The diet is almost entirely of plant material and seeds.

 

The Swainson's Thrush was photographed at the Wehr nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the May migration.

The Swainson’s Thrush was photographed at the Wehr nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the May migration.

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The Swainson’s Thrush is rustic or gray-brown in color with buff eye-ring and spotted breast, white belly, olive or brown on the flanks, and pink legs. The juvenile tends to be spotted or streaked on the back. It has a range of Alaska, Canada, and west and northeast United States. It has a habitat of Spruce forests and dense streamside woods. They tend to stay out of site. It feeds mostly on insects and berries.

 

The male Prothonotary Warbler was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The male Prothonotary Warbler was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The female Prothonotary Warbler is duller than the male and has a lighter bill, and more white below.

The female Prothonotary Warbler is duller than the male and has a lighter bill, and more white below.

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The male Prothonotary Warbler has a bright yellow head and breast with blue gray wings without bars, and a dark bill. The female Prothonotary Warbler is duller in coloring and a lighter bill. It can be difficult to tell from the female. It has a range from the Great Lakes Area to the southeast United States and Gulf Area. It has a habitat in wooded swamp areas. It has a diet of insects and snails. It nests in holes in trees and sometimes in birdhouses.

 

The Olive-Sided Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

The Olive-Sided Flycatcher was photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin.

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The Olive-Sided Flycatcher is a large gray flycatcher with a large head and bill, and with a white throat and breast with contrasting light gray flanks separated by a white strip. It has a range of Alaska, Canada, and western and northeaster United States. It has a habitat of conifer forests, and burned out, and cleared areas. It feeds almost entirely on flying insects, and likes to view them from treetops.

The male Common Grackle was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin

The male Common Grackle was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin

The female Common Grackle was photographed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The female Common Grackle was photographed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The juvenile Common Grackle was photographed at Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina

The juvenile Common Grackle was photographed at Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina

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The Common Grackle is an iridescent blackbird larger than a Robin with a long wedge-shaped tail and a long heavy bill. The male has an iridescent purple head and a deep bronze or dull purple on the back. The female Common Grackle has a duller purple head and a browner, less iridescent on the back. The juvenile Common Grackle is a dull brown with various spotting depending on whether it is male or female. Depending on how the light hits the bird it may look almost black. It has a range of Canada and the United States east of the Rockies. It has a habitat of farmland, towns, groves, and streamsides. It feeds on insects of all types, worms, crayfish, other birds, and vegetable matter, such as berries and seeds. They are often seen nesting in small colonies and perching together in treetops.

The Veery was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin during bird migration.

The Veery was photographed at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin during bird migration.

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The Veery is a uniform brown or tawny cast above with no strong eye ring and few or indistinct spots on the breast. It has grayish tones on the flanks. It has a range of southern Canada, and north and central United States. It has a habitat of damp and deciduous woods. It concentrates in woods with leafy understory and streams. It feeds on mostly insects and berries.

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