Saturday, August 16, 2008

Green Heron

Green Heron

Here's another photo of our new favorite, the green heron.

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Female Belted Kingfisher

Kingfisher

The belted kingfisher is easier to hear than to photograph. The reddish-brown on the chest is only found in the female belted kingfisher.

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Spotted Sandpiper



We weren't sure who this was. Maybe a type of sandpiper, plover or sanderling. It stands on logs or the side of the lake and flies close to the water.

Thanks to tib78 for the comment! It's a Spotted Sandpiper. The lack of spots is what was throwing us. But I see in the field guide now that the juveniles lack the breast spots and have a darker bill.

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Anonymous tib78 said...

Hi,
it's a spotted sandpiper (actitis macularia)

August 26, 2008 at 4:41 PM  

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Chickadee in a tree

Chickadee

If you look closely at this photo of a chickadee, you'll see a half-eaten seed between his feet.

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Anonymous Grandma Sandy said...

Great job Katie. I love this!

October 24, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Swallows

Swallow

Swallows

The upper photo is a barn swallow with the buff colored chest.
The lower photo shows a male and female tree swallow, we think.

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Baby Barn Swallows

Baby Barn Swallows
Baby Swallow

Out in our boat yesterday morning, we went under the bridge and saw these two adorable baby barn swallows. They were constantly screeching for food. Today, we went by again and got a photo of a slighly older baby swallow.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Photo. Love it.

August 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

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Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

A new visitor today. It's not our greatest picture (see the barn swallow for that!) but we couldn't resist posting because we haven't seen one of these yet. He has zebra stripes, and he runs down the tree head first like a nuthatch and darts about like a chickadee.

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Green Heron

Green Heron

This nice little green heron will be seeing more of us. We now have a pedal boat so sometimes we cruise under the bridge and get down into the more remote part of the lake. We saw this green heron and also the Kingfisher and a rose-breasted Grosbeak. The lighting was only right for the heron pictures, but we'll be heading back there on occasion to keep trying.

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