Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Songbirds and Other Animals of Oklahoma


                                                           Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                         Male Great-tailed Grackle


                                           Double-crested Cormorant with red eared slider


                                                          Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


                                                            Male Orchard Oriole


                                                             Water Snake(Harmless!)


                                                                American Robin


                                                          Perturbed Eastern Cottontail


                                                            Cedar Waxwing(Well Fed!)


                                                                  Canada Goslings
                                                                   "The Guardian"


Most of the songbirds have young in their nests, but some have more than one brood.  A
few got an early start this year, so some could have up to three broods in one season.
The elusive little Bell's Vireo is in higher populations this year, so there will be many of
them in the deciduous trees on the east side of the lake.  They are known for their call,
"Cheedle-cheedle-chew, Cheedle-cheedle-chee," which is in a rapid pitch.  If you hear
that, you know who told you.  http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/189254