Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The beautiful American Redstart

These pictures were taken from Treetop Hideaway cabin near an old Ash and a Walnut tree. I have two pictures of the male Redstart and one of the female Redstart. TO see these birds you need to scan the tree tops with your eyes or a good pair of binoculars and look for flashes or orange. This species is common in Missouri but hard to see unless you are really trying to find one. They also seem to like humans and will spend several minutes staring at you if you call them in with a "psssssh" sound repeated over and over again. I think this is one of the most handsome warblers in Missouri. the male has black and bright orange plumage with the female is gray and yellow.

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