Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blue Grosbeak

A large, vibrantly blue bunting with an enormous silver bill and chestnut wingbars, the male Blue Grosbeak sings a rich, warbling song from trees and roadside wires.
"This Blue Grosbeak was seen in 'The Cove' on April 27, 2016".

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Northern Shoveler

Its elongated comblike spoon-shaped bill helps to strain food from water.
Male Breeding Plumage: Head dark glossy green. Bill black. Back black. Chest white. Flanks and belly chestnut-brown. Eyes yellow.
"Three pairs of Shovelers were seen in Burkes Garden, VA on April 1, 2016".