Birds to brighten your day: Part VII

Photo by Chris Bosak
A white-winged scoter rests on the beach as a ruddy turnstone shares the area at Coastal Center at Milford Point on Monday, May 12, 2014.

The shore is a great place to find commingling bird species as shorebirds often congregate near the water. In this case, I got a ruddy turnstone and white-winged scoter together. White-winged scoters are usually found in large rafts off the coast. I’m not sure why this one sitting on the shore, but the shorebirds didn’t seem to mind its presence.

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Birds to brighten your day: Part VI

Photo by Chris Bosak A pair of Wood Ducks show their displeasure with a nearby Redhead in Darien in March 2014.

Admittedly, it’s not the best photo but how often do you get to see a pair of wood ducks scolding a redhead. Not very often, especially in New England where redheads are not very common. Hang in there everybody!

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Birds to brighten your day: Part V

Photo by Chris Bosak Pine siskins visit a feeder in Danbury, Connecticut, fall 2018.

Here’s a species commingling shot I took last year when pine siskins were eating me out of house and home. They hang out with goldfinches a lot so I did a post (and a video) and how to tell the two species apart. Below is the link to the post, which includes the video.

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Here’s the link to last year’s post.

Photo by Chris Bosak Pine siskins visit a feeder in Danbury, Connecticut, March 2019.

Birds to brighten your day: Part IV

Photo by Chris Bosak A Tufted Titmouse and White-breasted Nuthatch share a feeder during a snowstorm in Danbury, Conn., Jan. 23, 2016.
Photo by Chris Bosak
A Tufted Titmouse and White-breasted Nuthatch share a feeder during a snowstorm in Danbury, Conn., Jan. 23, 2016.

Bird feeders often bring together birds that would otherwise rarely be seen commingling. In this case, however, nuthatches and tufted titmice, as well as chickadees, are often seen together “in the wild” as they help each other forage for food. This is one of my favorite shots showing two or more bird species together. I guess I like the symmetry.

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Birds to brighten your day: Part III

Photo by Chris Bosak
American Wigeon and Hooded Merganser in Norwalk, CT, Feb. 2013.

Back-to-back mergansers today with a hooded merganser commingling with American wigeon. Yesterday was a common merganser with mallards. Ducks often form mixed flocks, particularly in smaller bodies of water.

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Here’s a bonus shot of hooded mergansers with a redhead.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A flock of Hooded Mergansers swims past a Redhead at a Darien pond in March 2014.

Birds to brighten your day: Part II

Photo by Chris Bosak
A female Red-breasted Merganser sits along the water with Mallards in New England.

(Repeat text from yesterday:) With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see commingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.

Birds to brighten your day: Part 1

Photo by Chris Bosak An American goldfinch and female eastern bluebird share a drink at a birdbath in New England, March 2020.

With many of us working from home or otherwise “physical distancing” as we combat COVID-19, I figured I’d start a daily series of photos showing different bird species together. Why not? Maybe it will brighten somebody’s day to see comingling bird species each morning as we’re all stuck inside.