Thursday, June 5, 2008
Turtles in Love
Labels: Brown-headed Cowbird
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Female Northern Cardinal9:29 PM Links to this post
Monday, June 2, 2008
Baby Blue Jays
We were out on a walk this morning when we encountered two baby blue jays under the watchful eye of a mother blue jay. Here are a few pictures. They hopped around a little and even flew (or wing-assisted jumped) from branch to branch on a small tree. The pictures are high resolution, so if you click on them, you'll see larger than life-sized details.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant
We took these cormorant photos over the weekend. He was swimming by Saturday and standing on a branch on Sunday. The juvenile Double-crested Cormorant has a lighter color, particularly on the chest than the adults. We can't see any crests on the head, but our bird book indicates only the double-crested gets this light.
We've been catching glimpses of an Oriole for a week or two. We've also been hearing a new bird song. We finally saw a pair of Orioles long enough to get some acceptable photos today. Orioles like sitting among the leaves making them hard to spot. We are debating whether it is a Baltimore Oriole or an Orchard Oriole.
Next on our wish list is a green heron we've spotted flying twice. We are also hoping for night heron chicks since we learned that they only fish in the day and have a white "pony tail" during breeding season. Oh, and a male wood duck is back. Here's the back of his head just as he flew away from Mike's "rush and flush" photographic technique. At least he found the camera without waking Chris up.