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Not many ripe Red Mulberries yet, but they seem to find them (Males brighter orange and more black):IMG_8958

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Got a few photos before the sun came out early this morning. A pair of White Eyed Vireos; first the male, then the female, them the two of them building nest together:

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Female White Eyed Vireo

Female White Eyed Vireo

Nest building together

Nest building together

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A Female American Goldfinch perched on a Thistle head:

 

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I drove over to the expansive fields on the Vendor Valley, on the east side of Mt. Judea, south of Jasper, Arkansas. I saw a female Dickcissel feeding her fledglings there. A Dickcissel is a sparrow-like bird of the prairie grasslands of the United States, the Dickcissel congregates in huge flocks in migration and on its tropical grassland wintering grounds. The breeding male is colored like a tiny meadowlark, with a black “V” on a yellow chest.

Adult Description

Small songbird.
Stout, pointed bill.
Rusty patch on shoulders.
Yellow or yellowish on chest.
Breeding male has large black “V” on yellow chest.
Male Description
Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Streaked grayish head. Yellow stripe above eyes. Chin white. Thin black stripes at sides of throat. Black throat patch extending onto breast in a point. Chest bright yellow. Belly light gray. Back brown with black streaks. Tail and wings blackish. Chestnut shoulder patch.
Nonbreeding (Basic) Plumage: Black bib partly concealed by pale whitish to yellowish feather tips.

Female Description
Duller face and head pattern, with light yellow stripe over eyes. Throat whitish, with faint, thin dark stripes at sides. Breast dull yellow. Belly light gray. Thin dark streaks on flanks. Back brown with black streaks. Wings and tail blackish. Pale chestnut shoulder patch.
Immature Description

Immature similar to adult female, but duller. Yearling male with little black on chest.

 

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It is very unusual to see a banded bird here in NW Arkansas (for me anyway). Here is an American Goldfinch with a double band on its leg. She is feasting on the huge thistle crop this year. Goldfinches are late nesters here in Arkansas; they wait for the seed crop to come in – so they are just now starting nesting, as the other birds are winding down their nesting activity:

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