Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The vireos

I'm used to watching the red-eye vireos shagging berries.
I'm not used to seeing a pair sitting together. Siblings? Who knows. Anyone's guess.

Yes, they're really red-eyed.

Movement caught my eyes. I had no idea what this was. Took lots of pictures to ID bird later on. Oh my, a first for me, the blue headed vireo. It had caught a bee and was dining.

This is a very little bird, acts like a warbler, almost acts like a kinglet, but it was neither. A vireo, I never would have known. Live and learn.

It really has a blue head. I don't know if I'll ever see another again. This came as a total surprise.


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