A juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird? I looked at dozens of photographs and there are similar ones, but decided on this ID. What do you think? If you know for sure I am always open to learning.
The Red-winged Blackbird showed up as we were looking in the direction of the small bridge.
He was the only one we saw when we were at the garden.
I read at the above link the oldest recorded Red-winged Blackbird was 15 years, 9 months old. It was banded in New Jersey in 1967, and found alive but injured in Michigan in 1983. After recovering from its injuries it was released.
Two photos of a Grey Catbird.
It was a dreary day but it didn't stop its singing.
A Baltimore Oriole or an American Redstart? I need help so to my more knowledgeable birders, please let me know if you can tell me for sure. I would appreciate it and thank you in advance.
Added note 6-15-19: Thank you Ginny and Eileen for helping me with the identification of this bird. On looking up lots of photos of Orchard Orioles, I believe this is what it is. Among every other feature, the beak seemed to have a distinctive coloration.
We saw a few Chipmunks scurrying around.
There were a lot of Red-eared Sliders.
The butterfly garden was very quiet and I couldn't see any butterflies.
They did have a very nice poster and if you enlarge, you can just about make out the names of each one.
I enjoyed the ornamental butterflies...
and I saw this beauty on a lily earlier. It is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
I have one more post after this and I will be done with our walk around Meadowlark Gardens until the next time we go.
Thank you for looking and enjoy your day.