Earth Day 4-22-24

April 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

 

A Celebration of Diversity on Earth Day! 

Let's look at some new arrivals this month in our Shady Oaks Sanctuary.

 

4-12-24 Purple Finch4-12-24 Purple Finch 4-8-24 Purple Finch female4-8-24 Purple Finch female

Purple Finches, both male and female have been in the woodland.

 

4-14-24 Swamp Sparrow4-14-24 Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow was found in the swampy thicket, of course.

 

4-15-24 Hermit Thrush4-15-24 Hermit Thrush

The Hermit Thrush slowly raises and lowers its rusty tail.

  4-16-24 Northern Parula4-16-24 Northern Parula

Northern Parula is a lovely small warbler.

 

4-16-24 Ruby-crowned Kinglet4-16-24 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglets are frequently seen at the bubbler.

  4-16-24 Nashville Warbler4-16-24 Nashville Warbler

A shy Nashville Warbler was ahead of more to come.

 

4-16-24 Yellow-rumped Warbler4-16-24 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warblers are almost in full breeding colors.

 

4-18-24 Tennessee Warbler4-18-24 Tennessee Warbler

A Tennessee Warbler is in  much paler hues.

 

4-18-24 Palm Warbler4-18-24 Palm Warbler

A Western Palm Warbler was buddies with the Tennessee Warbler.

 

4-18-24 Palm Warbler and Tennessee Warbler4-18-24 Palm Warbler and Tennessee Warbler

4-19-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird female4-19-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird female 4-19-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird female4-19-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird female 4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird4-21-24 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds finally arrived! The female has been feeding at the Virginia Bluebells and Coral Trumpet Honeysuckle.

The male has bathed in the bubble twice now!

 

4-14-24 Pine Siskin takeoff4-14-24 Pine Siskin takeoff

Not new, this Pine Siskin has been here all winter, and will be leaving soon on its way Canada.

 

4-20-24 Blue-headed Vireo4-20-24 Blue-headed Vireo 4-20-24 Blue-headed Vireo4-20-24 Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo has been around for several days and enjoyed splash-bathing.

  4-21-24 Orange-crowned Warbler4-21-24 Orange-crowned Warbler

An Orange-crowned Warbler slipped in to the bubbler a few times.

 

4-22-24 Brown Thrasher4-22-24 Brown Thrasher 4-22-24 Brown Thrasher4-22-24 Brown Thrasher 4-22-24 Brown Thrasher4-22-24 Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrashers are finally getting comfortable here again. They're chasing robins out of the bubbler!

 

4-22-24 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker4-22-24 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4-22-24 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker4-22-24 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Peek-a-boo! Today, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker just had to take a dip.

 

4-16-24 E. Three-toed Box Turtle4-16-24 E. Three-toed Box Turtle

The Eastern Three-toed Box Turtle has come out of hibernation, another sign of spring!

 

4-8-24 Nessus Sphinx moth4-8-24 Nessus Sphinx moth

A bumble bee mimic, this Nessus Sphinx moth emerged in time to nectar at the Virginia Bluebells.

How was your Earth Day spent? Appreciating nature, I hope!

 

5-1-20 Blackburnian Warbler5-1-20 Blackburnian Warbler
 

Last week for the Warbler Exhibit:  Open for Viewing through Saturday, April 27, 2024!

Check the link for more information.

"Meet the Warblers!"

 

 

 

 

 

 


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