Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Red-eyed Vireo

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

October 1, 2013

 This week I am featuring my Red-eyed Vireo. He/she showed up with a group of warblers one day.


The Red-eyed Vireo was posing so nicely for me, I just had to take some photos. Wikipedia calls the Red-eyed Vireo a small songbird, somewhat warbler like.  That is what I thought at first, I was sure I was seeing a Worm-eating warbler. The warbler also has the dark stripes on its head and near its eye.


Above is one of my archived photos of a Worm -eating Warbler..It was seen in the woods near my house. You can see a similarity between the two birds.



The Vireo seemed happy to show me different sides and poses. The adult Red-eyed Vireo is olive-green with white underparts. They have a red iris and a grey-crown edged with black and there is a blackish line thru the eyes.



They like to eat berries, which probably brought them to my yard.  I have tons of pokeberries and the devil's walking stick berries and there may have been some blueberries still hanging on the bushes.

I am still seeing different warblers moving thru my yard, I guess they are all happy with the berries and maybe some bugs. I hope you enjoyed my post and wildbird this week. As always, thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments.

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48 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

Vireo ~ what an unusual name for this beautiful bird! Lovely photos, Eileen, as ever ... and I wonder what's behind the name!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Two Warblers I have not heard or seen. I could not see the red eye. Very good shots of them both and lovely to see the difference.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this bird. I like the soft tones in his feathers. Great !

The happy wanderer. said...

They do have similarities - you have some challenging birds in the U.S.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely bird pictures Eileen.....i like them.

Greetings and i wish you a lovely day, Joop

Montanagirl said...

He is beautiful. I love the variety of birds you see in your yard!

Irma said...

The third picture is the best, Eileen.
Well photographed.
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

the vireo is a pretty little thing!

Karen said...

They are very similar! It would be hard to tell them apart for me. Lovely captures!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow those eyes are absolutely beautiful!!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!
What a preety bird!!!Great shots!!!
Beautiful pictures!!!!Have a happy week and a lovely new month!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

You got some lovely poses from the vireo. I've only seen one once, last fall I believe. Love your warblers, too!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Eileen..What a lovely bird!!!.. It is elegant and delicate .. delightful pictures. Congrats..

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've never heard of the vireo. Such a cute little bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely photos...they really look alike, but I can see differences in comparing your photos. Am sure I'd never spot those differences in real life though. You yard is a bird heaven.

George said...

The Red-eyed Vireo is a beautiful bird. I'm glad he/she posed so nicely for you.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful one. But who named it? I can´t see the red eye. :)

Bob Bushell said...

That is are the most special on this blog, thanks Eileen.

Stephanie said...

Splendid series of shots!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The red eyed vireo seems like a large version of our linnets - mainly in the colouring. Gorgeous little one.

Carver said...

Great shots of the adorable birds.

Wally Jones said...

Great shots, Eileen!
Love to hear the Red-eyed Vireo's song.
This time of year, there can be several in one tree as they head south.

Nice post!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Incredibly beautiful Eileen!!! One species I haven't spotted yet.

Jocee said...

Nice photos and very informative post. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Debbie said...

what a sweet little bird!!

i love when they pose in bushes that prvide a pretty background as well!!

Carole M. said...

a beautiful bird Eileen and neat pics you got

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Nice detail on this little bird! We don't see them too often here.

Betsy Adams said...

He really did pose nicely for you, Eileen. My backyard birds are glad that I am HOME. They have missed the Bird Kitchen... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Splendid Little Stars said...

What pretty birds! How wonderful to see them "in person!"

Mia McPherson said...

That Red-eyed Vireo is a gorgeous little bird!

Blackberry Lane said...

Amazing photos, Eileen.

Lynne said...

Beautiful bird . . . look of delicate . . .

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a pretty little bird!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos of these cute little birds.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the head plumage Eileen -- he's a stunner. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I think I have only seen one in person. I sure like your pictures of this small pretty bird. Have a fabulous Thursday tomorrow!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots of the little guy! I'm impressed with the variety of birds you see!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wonderful photos of birds I have never seen.. Thank you for linking into NN Eileen... Michelle

diane b said...

They certainly are similar birds except for the stripes through the eyes. Why is it called a Red Eyed when the eyes don't look red?

Une Angevine said...

je découvre cet oiseau

Chris Rohrer said...

Really great ID shots of this bird. If one came to Arizona, it would be a rare bird alert! We do get them occasionally....and they don't always pose:)

Kerri Farley said...

He's quite handsome!!

Betty Manousos said...

aw, he looks like he enjoyed having his picture taken!
lovely, just lovely shots of a cute bird.

big hugs~

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I am so sorry, I am so late...getting ready for a 3 week road journey and everything that could go wrong this week in preparation has happened and so I had to got to plan B ;(
Your birding images are so sweet, would love to see so many kinds of birds...you are blessed~

Susie said...

Thanks for these shots of the Vireo, it's a bird I have wanted to see. I find it tough to tell many of the Warblers apart. We just had a magnificent invasion of Cedar Waxwing up in our wild cherry trees. They are my favorite bird, but I don't have a long lens and the cherry trees are 40 feet tall.

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