Saturday, May 5, 2012

Catbirds Return

This week has seen the return of one of Chris' favorite birds: the catbird. Right now, their call sounds like a baby crying. Later on in the season, their song is more melodic. They come to jelly feeders. When feeding insects to thier young, they will occasionally stop off at the jelly feeder to dip the insect in jelly before taking it to the fledgling.



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Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Ducks

 

Yesterday, we thought we saw a baby duck with its parents, but something wasn't right. The baby was too large and the male usually isn't involved in raising the ducklings. We think it was an immature ruddy duck that was following two mallards.




Today, we spotted our first real mallard duckling of the year.

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