A Songbird Seranade

While I was waiting for the Yellow-breasted Chats to appear on the prairie the other morning, I had several songbirds drop by to seranade me! There was a male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis):

Northern Cardinal


… a male Indigo Bunting (Passerina amoena):

Indigo Bunting


… a male American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis):

American Goldfinch


… a male Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus):

Eastern Towhee


… a Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum):

Brown Thrasher


And although not a songbird, a Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) made a low-altitude flyover:

Turkey Vulture


Another wonderful day on the prairie!





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