Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Bobolinks at Hoffman Park, Union NJ
Inspired by the reports of bobolinks and a few hours of nice weather, we took a trip to Hoffman Park in Union. Upon pulling into the park, we heard and then saw a male bobolink. We got some good looks and photos. We could have just turned around having accomplished our mission, but we stayed awhile longer and then encountered a few more bobolinks including a female. We also saw a cedar waxwing, a phoebe, a brown-headed cowbird and a yellow warbler (below).
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Chip has a girlfriend
Chip has a girlfriend!! - or possibly an entire family. Yesterday Chris saw two darling little chipmunks popping out at the same time from "Chip's" hole next to the back walkway. They looked like they were hugging and kissing, but it was too dark due to the rain to get any pictures. (And Chris is not as good with the camera as Mike, and these chipmunks are fast!)
Today the lawn got mowed, so feeling bad for the disturbance to the chipmunks, Chris put out some stale blueberries near the hole. You can even see Chip's tongue in the first photo as he is either enjoying or cleaning up after the blueberry feast. Of course, we can't tell a female from a male chipmunk or an adult from a juvenile, but we certainly know we have two or three more than last season. Aren't they just the cutest little couple in the last photo!? We like them a heck of a lot more than groundhogs!!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Our GPS took us on a weird route to the Little Rock airport, taking us past the fenced in grasslands around the runway. As Chris was driving, Mike yelled for her to stop the car. There was a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the fence. Chris turned around and Mike got the camera out of the trunk, but the bird flew away. We proceeded slowly to the airport and saw one more male flycatcher on the fence further up and then two females.
I guess Monday is a regular work day, although the bobolinks in Union sound tempting.