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Monday, September 11, 2017

American Redstart


I had a new little bird in my yard today!
This sweet little thing (smaller than a sparrow!)
was flitting around the trees looking for insects
instead of eating from the feeders.
After some investigating online, I discovered
she's an American Restart.
Her male counterpart is black with bright
orange flashes.  How very fun!
First warbler of any kind here at
my home sweet home!


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    1. I was surprised I got her, actually. She didn't stay still but for a second!

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  2. Interesting bird and nice piccie . . . :)

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  3. Well that's a new one to me, what a sweet little bird :)
    Great picture !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. New to me, too! So fun! I didn't hear any warbling, though.
      Maybe the males do that.

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  4. When I was growing up, my dad had a Peterson's Field Guide and always used it to identify new birds. i guess these days you can just use the internet to research this. Cool that you saw a new bird... maybe she'll bring her mate around.

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    1. There are so many neat identification websites now! You can do it by call, size, color, state. Makes it really nice!

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  5. What a lovely bird. I've never had one here and would find that a treat, too.

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    1. It's always fun when a new one comes to visit!

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  6. Hi Betsy - what a delightful little bird to see around in the garden and in the trees. She's a delight - cheers Hilary

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    1. I thought so, too. I hope she stays and brings her boyfriend! :)

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  7. Must have heard it is the place to be
    There you can get shots and fame at your sea

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    1. You absolutely can,
      every cat, bird and man. lol.

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  8. Lovely photo. One of these (not sure if a male or female) has been delighting birdwatchers on Barra, a Scottish island, this month. The first spotted here since 1985. A long way from home though!

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    1. Wow, that is a long time between sightings! I'm sure the Scottish avian enthusiasts are
      over the moon! Very fun!

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  9. This is a new bird identification for me to learn. Once in a while i hear or see one that I can't identify but no camera is in hand. You captured this one perfectly.

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    1. Only by luck, I tell you. That little thing was as quick as a anything! Took me forever
      just to be able to focus my eyes on her, much less my camera!

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  10. She is adorable...
    Enjoy your day!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. She certainly is. I hope she stays. It would be fun to see more of them!

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    1. I hadn't either. You're never too old to learn!

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  12. So very sweet. I love it when things like this happen in our own backyards. Joy truly is found in the little things in life. :) She is even wearing your favorite color! :) I'll have to look up her male counterpart...he sounds lovely. Maybe he'll come visiting your trees too! That would be an added treat.

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    1. She was dressed in her beautiful gray. haha. With bits of sunshine in her wings and tail.
      Very fun, for sure. Yes it really is the little things.

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    1. Very sweet. I asked her to stay, so maybe she will. But with being an insect
      eater, she might go further south this winter.

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  14. She is so tiny! How precious. Hope she brings her beau around.

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    1. Super tiny! I couldn't believe it. She made the sparrows look like giants!

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