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A Black-billed Cuckoo and a Philadelphia Vireo

Published May 19, 2015
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Black-billed Cuckoo, Philadelphia Vireo, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Swainson's Thrush

The other day, my friends, Carl and Stephanie, invited me over to see the Black-billed Cuckoo that's been coming to their yard. What an amazing yard bird for them!  It took me two tries to see it, but when I finally did, I got some great looks.  The view didn't last too long, but it was long enough to get a couple of decent photos of the handsome bird. He actually sang a little too, which always brings the experience into a nice, rich fulness.

After that, I went to Tifft again and ran into Dean DiTomasso. We birded back to the marsh and were rewarded with at least two singing Northern Waterthrushes and a calling Sora.  A Swainson's Thrush, a Black-throated Blue Warbler, and a Philadelphia Vireo all gave us some nice photo opportunities too.
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Black-billed Cuckoo
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Black-throated Blue Warbler
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Philadelphia Vireo
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Philadelphia Vireo
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Swainson's Thrush