Sweetwater Wetlands, June 2016
Wednesday, June 15th, we returned to the wetlands for some June birding. Arriving at 8 am we missed the Wednesday Audubon birding walk, which during the summer starts at 6am! However, we did find shade, and birds. The one below by our best estimate is a Tropical Kingbird, but could also be a Western Kingbird, although the latter has a white rim around the tail, which we don't see here.
The Tropical Kingbird summers in Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona spending the rest of the year in Central and South America. A summer resident, and apparently a regular at the wetlands.
Other birds this morning included redwing blackbirds - busy in flight, and perching on snags for photos, and a Cormorant, drying out on the pond:
Red-winged Blackbird, above, and below likely a Neotropic Cormorant. And oh yes, a Coot in the wings (pun intended), pretending he is a Cormorant.
Last, but not least, a male Yellow Warbler. Not the sharpest image. Light not great, and tough to get good focus with adjacent leaves on the trees:
Have a great day! Heading to the mountain soon.
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