Monday, April 13, 2009

Mystery Bird


Anybody know what kind of bird this is? I spotted him at Hillsborough River State Park Saturday, got two quick shots, and he was gone. I could look it up, but I'm lazy. He was tiny, in case you can't judge the scale from these shots. Maybe only 2.5" tall. And fast. He's not even in half the pictures I tried to take of him. I don't usually spot birds this colorful and tiny, but maybe it's because I'm distracted by the big birds, the hawks, eagles, storks, cranes, herons and egrets. My loss, I suppose.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL distracted is easy because your big birds probably EAT this little guy fora snack!!!

uncreative said...

curiousity WILL kill me someday ....... this looks like a warbler or vireo but doesn't closely enough match anything in the audubon society eastern field guide. maybe my dad will know something ......

CrimsonCrow said...

This little lovely is a Parula warbler.

Parula americana