And after about 3 weeks of gorgeous weather with more and more migrants beginning to arrive. Things will be slow for a few days now, unfortunately, but a good opportunity for another look at 'birds being birds.'
Here's a Northern Shoveler at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico really stretching to get to that itch.
"Hey guys! Look what I've got!" Non-breeding Laughing Gull in Florida with a pretty impressive catch . . .
down the hatch . . .
Or maybe not. "Uh-oh. I think my eyes are bigger than my gullet . . . "
Loggerhead Shrikes are also known as "butcher birds" and frequently for skewer their prey on thorns. I was on a spring count several years ago and saw one adult with three fledglings gathered around a Northern Mockingbird that was impaled on a barbed wire fence! Can you see the unfortunate grasshopper?
Here we have the latest innovation in traffic control - Homer, Alaska style.
The End. Northern Pintails "dipping" at Bosque del Apache.