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Birding Flowers Natural LIght Nature Wildlife

Redstart Warbler

Redstart among the trilliums

Here at the Thompson WMA, the trillium (grandiflora) season coincides with the spring bird migration. Once in a while, you can capture a warbler enjoying the trilliums while looking for insects. I was on my knees photographing the trilliums when the redstart posed for me. At one point, this male redstart came so close to me I was not able to focus the lens!

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Flowers Natural LIght Nature Parks

Jack Practicing His Sermon

Jack in the Pulpit

Another treat to be had when walking through the woods. The flower is bright green until mature when it develops the dark stripes.

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Birding Natural LIght Nature Parks Wildlife

This is My Territory!

Red Winged Blackbird guarding territory

Red Winged Blackbirds become very protective of “their” territory when it is breeding season. The birds build nests in tall grasses in wetlands. They will often perch on tree limbs and call out telling other RWBB’s they are there i.e females welcome, males stay away!