Some Louisiana Birds

By Louisiana standards, it was a bit chilly as we headed out birding yesterday.

We took a leisurely walk yesterday and saw dozens of birds, including this shy Yellow-rumped Warbler who along with his cousins, was foraging with the underbrush. Not that easy to spot until he moved. Can you spot him?

Fontainebleau State Park is located on the northern end of Lake Ponchartrain and home to many shore and water birds like these cormorants, one of whom has a nice meal in its beak.

The Loggerhead Shrike often sits quite patiently for prey and photos.

And you never know who or what is hidden in the Spanish moss. Good birding my friends.

 

 

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One Response to Some Louisiana Birds

  1. Ginny Alfano says:

    Glad you made it to Louisiana safely, Dick. Hopefully it will warm up soon 🙂 . I really enjoyed seeing the birds – especially the little camouflaged Yellow-rumped Warbler!! Can’t wait until they come back in the Spring.

    It has been bitterly cold here – exactly zero at 6:30am yesterday morning. Plus, lots of wind and snow as well. The birds have been eating me out of house and home. This time of the year is so hard on them. I have a Shrike and a Cooper’s Hawk that hang around and scare the little guys terribly. Makes me wonder if I should feed the birds if they’re just an easy catch for the hunters. It’s always been a dilemma for me. I know they need to eat too, but preferably not at my feeders!

    I will live vicariously through you as you travel along and wish I was somewhere warm as well. Take care, be safe, and have fun!!

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