Barn Swallow bathing on a tulle.

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Page 1 

of the 

Delta Birds Coloring Book

 is the Great Blue Heron

Copyright 2013Bethi Carver, All rights are reserved.

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Definitions;

 

Ornithology

A branch of Zoology that studies birds.

 

 

Nestling

A baby bird that is not yet able to leave the nest. Usually has gape on its beak.


Great Blue Heron, Ardea Herodias

This great wading bird is fishing with its one foot long beak in shallow water near the tulles along a Delta slough. 

A young bird, 8 or 10 months old, has no long plumes, a black crown, shoulder, tail and legs. A pale orange eye and beak. Dark rust  upper leg feathers. The rest of the feathers are mostly gray, the neck front and breast are mostly white.

 

Delta Birds Coloring Book

Bird drawings like the Great Blue Heron to the left are available for birds listed here:

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Green Heron

Barn Swallow

Black Phoebe

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Forester's  Tern

Gape

The yellow color on the beak of a nestling bird.

 

 

Fledgling

A a young bird that is learning to fly but not yet able to migrate or to catch its food.

 

 

 

 

From Bethi's Sketchbook 

Presented here are some sketches from the artists birding observations.

 

 

 

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica erythrogaster

This fledgling Barn swallow, with "gape" still on its beak, is perched on a houseboat wire at a marina along Taylor Slough in the Northern California Delta.  Chirping and singing, it waits for its parents to bring a mosquito to eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula

This female Ruby-crowned Kinglet is watching her prospective mate perform his courting dance amid the branches of a native Willow tree along Taylor Slough. 

She is a light green, white eye ring, black eye and legs. The male shows its red crown when alarmed. 

 
 

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

This is an adult water bird that dives in the water for its food. 

It has a mostly brownish back, wings and head, a black ring around a white bill and very white rump feathers.

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