June 18th, 2016

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Unlike Everybody Else


Unlike any other North American birds, bobolinks wear so called “tuxedo backwards”.

Male bobolinks wear their breeding plumage upside down. They have white rump and scapulars and black underparts.

It looks very different to all other species around.

We saw this fella who doesn’t mind to be odd in the meadow area of the Belle Isle marches.

He greeted is with his cheerful bob-o-link song and wished us a happy birdwatching weekend!

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Baltimore Oreole


This is a Baltimore Oriole fella spotted in the Winthrop side of the Belle Isle reservation area.

Orioles are mostly more often heard than seen.

They spend their time high in the trees behind the branches where they hunt for insects, flowers and fruits.

Baltimore Orioles are pretty colorful and have a great appearance on photos.

This one seemed to be happy to join the list of the birds models at Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski.



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“Warbler?” I can hear a response to the title from an experienced birdwatcher.”There are 50+ species of warblers here. What kind is this one?”

Birdwatchers are usually right.

We clarify – this is a yellow warbler.

We caught him on camera when he was hiding high in the tree in the Belle Isle Marches.

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Willow Flycatcher


A little willow flycatcher observing the Belle Isle area in East Boston.

For the record , its the first willow flycatcher to appear in our publications.

Congrats and thank you!

It’s also the second flycatcher to be featured at Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski. The first one was the Eastern Kingbird in Plum Island.