3 comments on “Wednesday ~ June 04, 2014

  1. #2 is an Eastern Kingbird, nice shot!
    #3 is a female Red-winged blackbird.
    I still work on #1 but I can tell you already it is not a White-throated Sparrow.

    Have a good day Dave,



  2. Dave –

    Loving the birds! I think you are right on the white-throated sparrow. The middle one is an Eastern Kingbird and the last one is a female Red-Winged Black Bird.

    What’s the app called that you are using? I just have an old-fashioned book.



  3. #1 is most likely a Dickcissel. The shape of the bill, especially the lower mandible, and the yellow around the eye and at the mustache lead me to this conclusion. The White-throated Sparrow is further north at this time of the year (although there can always be an exception), its bill is different, and the white throat has very sharp borders. There is also no yellow in the mustache area on the sparrow. First Joan and I thought it could be a Meadowlark but the shape of the bill is different.
    I’m happy for you that you saw this bird. I do not have it in my “Iowa Wildlife Gallery” yet.


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