Last Sunday Tim Hopwood birded South Glenmore Park with the Friends of Fish Creek birding course. He got amazing photos of some of the birds and insects there. (To read about another field trip in South Glenmore park on the same day, see this post.)
American Robin on nest.
Blue-winged Teal with young.
Female Brown-headed Cowbird.
Male Brown-headed Cowbird.
Butterfly – can someone identify the species in the comments section?
Male Downy Woodpecker at nest hole.
Swallowtail Butterfly species.
Another interesting bird that was seen that day was a hybrid Rose-breasted/Black-headed Grosbeak that has nested in the area for the last two years. Tim didn’t get a shot of it, but Trevor Churchill did.
Hybrid Rose-breasted/Black-headed Grosbeak. This bird sounds just like a Rose-breasted, but clearly has features of both species. Photo by Trevor Churchill.
To see more of Tim Hopwood’s photos, go to his web page here.