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Queen Elizabeth Park - May 11 2013

Posted by birder on Sunday, May 12, 2013
May 4-11th was migratory bird week, and during the week birding talks, walks, and other things are held. Today, the the last day of migratory bird week, I went on a walk in Queen Elizabeth Park led by Jeremiah Kennedy.

This Mourning Cloak butterfly landed where the group could see it. What a pretty insect!


More walking turned up this Western Wood-Pewee, the first of the season for me:


It caught some flies and bees in mid air, but always came back to the same perch:


More walking turned up this female Western Tanager. It was distant and there was a harsh back light, but it was also a first of the season bird for me.


During the walk we heard but didn't see Yellow-rumped Warblers. We did get looks at Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warblers, however:

Wilson's Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

It had been a great morning of birding.

Thanks for looking!




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