Curve-billed Thrashers can be hard to spot since their gray-brown plumage helps them blend into the ground. But thanks to a beautiful blue sky, Patrick was able to spot this one easily as it fed on berries.⠀ ⠀ Many thanks to Patrick Maurice, @patrickmaurice_birding, for sharing his images for this week's #AudubonTakeover.⠀ ⠀
White-throated Sparrows are migrating into this area in very large numbers from their breeding grounds in New England and Canada. They will spend the winter here. The White-throated Sparrow is one of about 140 #sparrow species in the world, 13 of which can be found here in Shenandoah! #birding#migration#birdmigration#ShenNPS#WildlifeWednesday
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After spending a night in the tall-damp grass, the Henslow’s Sparrow will perch in the sunlight to dry off its feathers.⠀ ⠀ Many thanks to Patrick Maurice, @patrickmaurice_birding, for providing this week's stunning images for the #AudubonTakeover.⠀⠀ ⠀
Golden-crowned Kinglets weigh in at just six grams - six grams! That's barely over what a nickel coin weighs! It's easy to think of these tiny birds as fragile, but they're anything but! They routinely winter in places where it gets as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. And in the summer, a pair will produce two full broods of 8 or 9 young! While the female returns to the nest for round two, the male raises the first set of fledglings all by himself! Not many birds can match what these tiny marvels are capable of. . . .