Wannabe Birder blog: Hummers, curious yellow and LBJsThe latest bird photos, including a couple of mysteries.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
Tommye Easty of Pequaywan Lake sent this picture of hummingbirds at the feeders:
Tommye has counted as many as 11 hummers in flight and on the feeders. "They are so much fun to watch." And they sure have plenty of places to get nectar!
The next two are from Kurt Kuehn. Kurt describes this first one as "some kind of warbler," and I'll be even more technical and call it "some kind of yellow-colored warbler."
It's hard enough to identify warblers in the spring. It's even harder in the fall, when they've put on their duller colors. And this definitely is fall as far as warblers are concerned. Does anyone know what kind of warbler it is?
And while you're at it, how about this group of birds from Kurt, which I'm labeling LBJs -- Little Brown Jobs:
Kurt writes: "Some little birds. Maybe redpolls? Look kind of like juncos. Just don't know!"
I would be surprised if they were redpolls, because I think they should be in far northern Canada at this time of the year. But I just don't know, either. Any ideas?
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