Wednesday, 14 January 2015

My first lifer for 2015

Photo by Richard Roach
My first lifer for the year was an American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) seen on January 4,  while birding the Turners Hall Woods in St. Andrew. Redstarts are small  Warblers. The males are black with vivid orange patches on the sides, wings, and tail, while the females and immature males have more subdued yellow patches on a gray background. Only one person in the group of birder got a photograph of the bird. Thanks Richard for allowing me to share your photography.