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The female Northern Parula Warbler was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The female Northern Parula Warbler was sited and photographed at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The male Northern Parula Warbler was photographed two years later than the female in Joplin, Missouri

The male Northern Parula Warbler was photographed two years later than the female (4/15/2013) in Joplin, Missouri

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The female Northern Parula Warbler is a bluish warbler with a yellow throat and breast and two wing bars. They are brightly colored active birds with thin needlepointed bills. A green patch on the back is a clinching point for identification. The male Northern Parula Warbler is darker in coloring and is distinguished from the female by a dark band across the breast. They are impressive to first see flittering in the trees and brushes. Its habitat is mainly in humid woods. It mainly eats insects. Its normal range is eastern half of the states and Canada. It winters in Florida, Mexico to the West Indies, Nicaragua. I sighted the female on the migration North for two days at the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I saw the male two years later in Joplin, Missouri.

You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin by clicking the link below.

Now when viewing each partial, 360, or spherical panorama photo (most are not), using the JAVA web browser plug-in, a security warning has been added by Oracle that asks “Do you want to run this application?” To continue select “Run” and if you don’t want to see this warning again checkDo not show this again for this app”. No other changes have been made in The Panorama Point web viewing site.

Select this link to see the Northern Parula Warbler site where it was sighted and photographed.

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 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 taken on Greer Creek Road, Marshfield, MO

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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.

Taken at Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC

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The Eastern Bluebird has a range east of the Rockies from Canada to the Gulf coast. During the right time of the year they are fairly easy to find and photograph.

The American Robin photo was taken in the evening in Muskego, Wisconsin

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Select this link to see a Robin back of his first day of winter in Muskego, WI

The American Robin is the most familiar of the birds. The tyeep, and tut-tut-tut voice are easily recognizable. The American Robin’s range covers most of North America.