My Birding Is Fun! June post, Magnificent Warblers!, featured many of the gorgeous, colorful warblers seen throughout the bird migration season here in the Midwest. This post will highlight several other species spotted during this time period. All these stunning birds were photographed either in the city of Chicago, on our La Porte, Indiana property, or in Berrien County, Michigan.
Always a welcome sight on our property in La Porte ~ Baltimore Oriole
A lively Blue-gray Gnatcatcher seeks insects in the brush
A Curve-billed Thrasher ruffles its feathers after a torrential downpour
So far, this is my best rare bird sighting of 2014. Curve-billed Thrashers are most often seen in the southwestern United States and in a large portion of Mexico. This golden-eyed visitor was observed over two weeks in June at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary in Chicago.
A radiant beauty! ~ Scarlet Tanager
A tail-bobbing Solitary Sandpiper seeks nutrition
A striking Horned Grebe in full breeding plumage finery
A handsome Pileated Woodpecker searches for insects amid fallen tree debris
Posing pretty surrounded by pink blossoms ~ Cedar Waxwing
Posted by Julie Gidwitz ~ Nature's Splendor - http://naturessplendor-julie.blogspot.com/