June 28, 2013

A splash of colour

A splash of colour by ricmcarthur
A splash of colour, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The American Redstart is about 5 1/4 inches long and is a fast mover, actively flitting, with drooping winds and spread tail.
Basically a black bird with bright orange patches on its wings and tail.
This is one of the spring warblers we get in the yard during spring migration.

They look like the want to be a baltimore oriole when they grow up.


Setophaga ruticilla

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