Saturday, April 19, 2008
Male Hairy Woodpecker
Two Downy Woodpeckers at the suet feeder9:06 AM Links to this post
Great Blue Heron
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Two Black-Crowned Night Herons
We were out on the deck at dusk and noticed the Black-crowned Night Heron staring at us. We took a few photos and then a different heron, possibly its mate, flew out of the tree. It's hard to tell, but we hope there is a heron nest in the tree. These photos of the night heron were taken about ten minutes apart. We like birds that stay still. (He did move his foot a little.)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A pair of starlings has taken over the birdhouse, evicting the tufted titmouse. Over the course of two days, they took out all of the wood shavings that came with the birdhouse and replaced them with twigs, grass and dried leaves. They like to rearrange their new home and will often remove a recent addition.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wood Duck in a Tree
We went for a walk this morning. We brought the camera along in case we found where the Wood Ducks had flown to. We saw a group of Wild Turkeys in the side yard of a house and started taking a few pictures. The owner spotted us and invited us into the backyard for a better look. They were a nice couple who seemed to appreciate wildlife as much we do.