Archive for the 'Birds' Category

30
Aug
08

Blue Heron, White Egret, & Belted Kingfisher on the Fen – August 30 2008

The white egret is on the left side of the picture near the log.  The blue heron is just to the right of the white egret.  The belted kingfisher in the small dot on the bare branches near the middle/top of the picture.

Advertisements
15
Aug
08

3 Sandhill Cranes Flying Over the Fen – August 15 2008

 

20
May
08

Female Mallard with ducklings – May 20, 2008

I see these 10 or so duckings on the fen with their mother.

10
May
08

One of these eggs is not like the other – May 8, 2008

This nest is located in the shrubs outside my house. I wonder if the large egg is from a cowbird??

04
May
08

3 Canadian Goslings – May 4, 2008

These 3 goslings are by the roadway at camp. Their parents leave as I approach in my car and then realize the goslings aren’t with them and they come back honking and hissing the whole away.

01
Apr
08

Woodcock in Flight April 1 2008

This faint line in the two pictures below is the return flight of the woodcock from its noisy circular areal mating trip. On hearing the woodcock “meep” I return the call and this sends the male woodcock into its courtship journey. This calling to a male woodcock is timberdoodling. I am able to get the bird to take 4 flights. It’s difficult to get good photos.  Here you can hear the woodcock’s call.

Woodcock in Flight #2 - April 1 2008

28
Mar
08

Bluebird at base of Turtle Hill – March 28, 2008

Bluebird at base of Turtle Hill, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Bluebird at the base of Turtle Hill in the sassafras trees.