Migratory birds in our backyards

I hope you and yours are staying well and healthy and that you’re making time to watch birds around your home as much as possible. In the last few days, I have enjoyed a mix of migratory birds showing up in my Wisconsin backyard, including White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows, Baltimore Oriole, and Gray Catbird. The sightings really lifted my mood during these dark and sad times we’re all experiencing. So, I thought I’d share a couple of my photos and images that our readers have posted from their yards. The following slideshow features photos recently posted to our Reader Galleries. They come from birdwatchers in South Carolina, Michigan, Alberta, and other areas. Enjoy.

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak
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Ross Gorman spotted this unusual Evening Grosbeak at his feeder in Cody, Wyoming. The males of this species have a thick yellow eyebrow, which this bird has. But it also has an additional splash of yellow on its crown, an area this is usually black.


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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