Colorful Birds And An Exciting Find

A colorful and beautiful bird you’re just as apt to see at at a bird feeder as in the wild, is the Blue Jay. This is a photo I am particularily fond of which was taken in the fields of the Great Swamp Conservancy.

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Blue Jay

The next photo is of a colorful bird you most likely will not find at your feeder. However within the Conservancy this year there seemed to be quite a few, Blue-winged Warblers.

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Blue-winged Warbler

This last bird photo was taken this morning near the Beaver dam, a ten to fifteen week old male Ring-necked Pheasant.  It was an exciting find for me as I know last year the GSC released numerous pheasants into the wild which were raised here. So it would seem their efforts have paid off! This male will have a shiny green head in another four to five weeks. I’d like my shot at photographing him again at that time.

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Ring-necked Pheasant

Nature is always evolving and so is life within the confines of the GSC. Why not come out to the trails and see what is new today and at the same time you may even be adding a little color to your life.


Author: gsctrailtails

Joe DuChene 57, amateur bird and nature photography

7 thoughts on “Colorful Birds And An Exciting Find”

    1. Taken in spring when the leaves are new and vibrant, my favorite time of year for bird photography. I thought you might like to hear that a pair of Bald Eagles is nesting in the swamps of Verona Beach State Park. I have seen the two adults at the nest simultaneously but haven’t seen any young as of yet.


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