Saturday, May 28, 2011

Incessant singer--the Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo are like the ever-ready bunny of singers--they just keep singing and singing and singing with only brief breaks. This bird was foraging around the Sell's Lake parking lot of the Canon City Riverwalk when I went down to do some birding this morning. Though it spent most of it's time high in the canopy of large deciduous trees as is it's habit, I caught it in a smaller tree where I got these pics.
I really liked the rear-view shot in the bottom pic. It shows the quite pale shade of yellow on it's undertail coverts. SeEtta