Sunday Showcase: Birds of South Glenmore Park

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

 American Robin on nest.

Blue-wingedTeal

Blue-winged Teal with young.

Brown-HeadedCowbird(female)

Female Brown-headed Cowbird.

Brown-HeadedCowbird(male)

Male Brown-headed Cowbird.

Butterfly

Butterfly – can someone identify the species in the comments section?

Clay-coloredSparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow.

DownyWP

Male Downy Woodpecker at nest hole.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly species.

EasternPhoebe

Eastern Phoebe.

HouseWren1

House Wren.

HouseWren2

House Wren.

HouseWren3

House Wren.

HouseWren4

House Wren.

LeastFlycatcher1

Least Flycatcher.

LeastFlycatcher2

Least Flycatcher.

Red-eyedVireo1

Red-eyed Vireo.

Red-eyedVireo2

Red-eyed Vireo.

Red-eyedVireo3

Red-eyed Vireo.

Red-eyedVireo4

Red-eyed Vireo.

Swallowtail

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.

Rose-breasted slash Black-headed Grosbeak Trevor Churchill

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.

One thought on “Sunday Showcase: Birds of South Glenmore Park

  1. Nice photos. For the mystery butterfly, try common wood nymph… Not sure of the range though (and not that sure of the butterfly either). I remember them flying low on the forested floor and not landing for long…

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