Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday Tweets

The Townsend's solitaire is native to the the western half of North America. They breed up in western Canada, Alaska and the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Those that live up in Alaska and Canada migrate south into the western United States and northern Mexico for the winter. During the summer they eat mostly insects but during the winter they survive primarily on juniper berries. Every once in a while one of these birds gets a little mixed up during migration and ends up here in Minnesota. This bird spent the winter of 2010-2011 near Lake Vadnais where it found a good supply of juniper berries as well as a lot of crazy birders that hiked through the snow to see it.

Welcome to Tuesday Tweets. To join in the fun, just post a photo of a bird on your blog then come here and enter your information in the inlinz tool down below. Don't forget to put a link back to here on your blog and the pretty little banner photo. Then visit all of the sites that participate to see a lot of cool bird pics.


Aviaries said...

Gorgeous! He looks really majestic. Nice post, I look forward for more post from you. Keep posting!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photo!

Linda said...

Lovely bird, we will have to keep our eyes open for it when we visit western Canada on our next trip. I've joined Tuesday Tweets once again with some chickadee photos.