Monday, August 30, 2010

The Green Heron

A few pictures of a Green Heron, common on the North Fork of the White River.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Indigo Bunting in all his glory

Taken this summer outside St. Louis. these are extremely common on the ROLF property in Ozark County Missouri.

Painted Bunting at River of Life Farm

I took this picture in 2007 with the ROLF property and was so surprised to see him. But in reality Ozark county is on the northwest edge of their range. I saw a second one in the Caney Mountain Refuge in 2009. I am sure I can find them in May - June in many locations in Ozark County. Be on the look out for this beauty. The female is a rather plain green gray.

There is a Blog about them published below:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Twin Fawns (wild)

Saw these a month ago in Rockwoods CA near St. Louis; they were being watched closely by the mother.

Black Throated Green Warbler

Uncommon to scarce in Missouri; this is probably a first year male; due to the blotchy black throat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some better Scarlet Tanager pictures

Taken yesterday, 7/26 in the afternoon.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scarlet Tanagers

Although more scarce and harder to photograph, these are also gorgeous birds. They spend most of their time high in the tree canopy and are very nervous. I have never be able to get a clear shot of one; but have several where I tried to focus upwards through the branches. Pictured are a late summer male and female.