Red, White, and Blue

July 03, 2017  •  2 Comments

As you can see in todays image, birds are patriotic too. Here the Scarlet Tanager, Trumpeter Swan, and Indigo Bunting show off their colorful plumage that has existed in nature much longer than the American flag. These birds along with all others, take pride in their colors, and they have a lot to be proud of! If you are interested in learning more about birds and what is happening in the local avian community, visit the Chequamegon Audubon's Facebook page, give us a "like" and feel free to join our membership. We support the local community by cohosting programs at the Great Lakes Visitor Center along with Friends of North Pikes Creek and the Chequamegon Bay Birders Club. Currently we are looking into building Chimney Swift towers to help support a struggling population of Chimney Swifts. Know of anyone that would like to volunteer or an organization that would like to help? Let us know and we will work together to pull this project together.

  • The oldest Scarlet Tanager on record was a male, and at least 11 years, 11 months old. He was banded in Pennsylvania in 1990, and found in Texas in 2001.
  • The oldest known Trumpeter Swan was a female, and at least 26 years, 2 months old when she was identified by her bank in the wild, in Wisconsin. One captive individual lived to be 32.
  • The oldest recorded wild Indigo Bunting was a male, and at least 13 years, 3 months old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Ohio.

July 4th TriptychJuly 4th Triptych


Comments

Kristie(non-registered)
Simply gorgeous. Stunning examples of beauty in our natural world. Thanks, Wayne !
Carol(non-registered)
So creative and no better way to celebrate the 4th of July with photographs. And we don't see either of those birds often around here..at least I don't.
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