I believe this is a Veery but welcome discussion.
Another view of the Veery showing the upper chest markings.
The House Wren found a tasty insect to feed his family.
I don't get the chance to photograph a House Wren too often so bear with me.
I think I take this same picture of a Barn Swallow every year at the center.
There were a couple of Downy Woodpeckers playing in the pines.
Down by the lake, the Red-winged Blackbirds are all over - yelling back and forth to each other.
Well, my sister is right: Yellow-rumped Warblers are everywhere! This one is a "Myrtle" variety with a white throat.
The Yellow Warblers like to stay in the tree tops.
Another Yellow-rumpted - but this one is an Audubon's variety with the yellow throat. He was no where near as colorful as the ones in our yard.
This pompous looking female is a Red-winged Blackbird.
I believe this is a Hermit Thrush. He looks very similar to the Veery.
A nice group of White-crowned Sparrows. We only saw them in one spot - down by the river.
These bushes were beautiful and smelled delicious - but there were no birds on them.
Our find of the day - a Great-horned Owl! We talked to another birder along the trail (thanks Luis!) who told us where to look.
The Yellow Warblers are just so cute.
I thought this was an interesting shot.
Just a common American Robin - but isn't she beautiful?
I didn't expect to see White Pelicans on the lake! One of the other walkers told us there were about a dozen earlier in the week and they huddled together during the cold & snow - looking like an iceberg.
American Avocets way on the other side of the lake.
This one came a little closer.
Bill spotted this Wood Duck almost out of reach of my camera. I need a new lens like my sister has!
I was excited to see a Spotted Sandpiper on the island.
...and a very common Killdeer.
This one had me baffled until I posted the picture on one of the birding sites on FB for identification. I was looking for thrush and was directed to warblers. It is a Northern Waterthrush - a new life bird for both Bill and me. I wish the picture was better, but he was sneaking along the shore of the creek hiding under brush.
Another Yellow Warbler.
At some point I have to stop taking their picture - but they are just so beautiful!