Monday, May 29, 2017

The Cove birds

The Cove is located in the southwest corner of Tazewell County. Spring migration produce several species. The Cove is also the breeding ground of a number of birds.
Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Indigo Buntings



Eastern Meadowlark

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dowitchers

Burkes Garden has two ponds that attract shorebirds as the fly north to their breeding grounds.
Gose Mill Pond (as you enter the valley) and Moore Pond on Litz Lane. Short-billed Dowitchers were seen on May 15, 2017 at the Moore Pond (aka MBC Ranch Pond).
Greater Yellowlegs

Short-billed Dowitchers

Short-billed Dowitchers

Monday, May 15, 2017

Spring Birds (2017)

Gray Catbird

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Rufous-sided Towhee

American Robin

White-crowned Sparrow

Yellow-breasted Chat