This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

garden birds - can you ID?

bird 108
This beautiful little bird just flitted through my garden. Any idea what it is?

bird 097
This one was in my pond last week. I suppose its a yellow warbler.

bird 038
This one may be too far away to identify. It was sitting on a tall tree next to a pond by my parents house.



Blogger Jennie said...

No clue, but my favorite site for bird identifying is That's definitely a pretty one!

August 22, 2012 11:19 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I am guessing top is a female Northern Redstart, next is a female yellow warbler, and wild guess for bottom is a dark phase Gyrfalcon.

August 22, 2012 11:50 AM

Blogger kathy said...

... maybe an immature Northern Harrier for the last one?

August 22, 2012 11:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The third picture although rather distant is (from the shape) definately a morning dove. Coo-coo-coo... I love to hear them calling.

August 22, 2012 12:15 PM

Blogger zippiknits said...

Morning Dove for third pct. I agree with that as they look like that around here. still working on the blue gray bird. If it's tiny it could be in the Titmouse family or a regional Gnatcatcher - just a guess. I'm still trying to find it on the bird sites.

August 22, 2012 2:25 PM

Blogger zippiknits said...

Think you got your bird. Female Redstart. Good eye!

August 22, 2012 2:28 PM

Blogger Sam Taylor said...

Yes, the first in a female American Redstart and the second is a Yellow Warbler. I'm not sure about the raptor.

August 22, 2012 3:53 PM

Blogger Jaime...My Love said...

I think the first one is a yellow green vireo but not sure.

August 31, 2012 3:21 PM


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