Friday, October 7, 2011

Name that migrant

Just what the title says - name that migrant! It is a relatively common bird in the middle of October. This photo was taken this afternoon at Stratford Point. 


You can note it is a passerine, or songbird, but what is it? See if you can tell from this more realistic view, without binoculars or a big zoom lens to help you out. The tree and leaves should give you a general sense of the size. Even this view offers enough to identify the bird. I might have asked you to name this migrant...

...but that would be way too easy.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Techician

1 comment:

  1. Photo #2 is a dead giveaway, photo #2 however is tough. I have banded hundreds of these this year, many many more than in years past.