|Great Blue Heron|
Galliformes: Phasianidae (Tetraoninae)
Galliformes: Phasianidae (Meleagridinae)
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Some of this week's birds have some very interesting calls. My two favorites are probably those of the Sora and American Bittern. The Sora sounds like it is saying its name: "Sor-ah! Sor-ah!" The American Bittern, however, sounds like water being slowly poured out of a jug. It is important to learn the calls because you will often hear these birds before you see them. Many have very camouflaged plumage and are good at staying hidden, but if you hear them, you'll have a better idea of where to start looking--that is, when the ice finally melts!
Nature Net Intern