Saturday, 29 August 2015

Birds and a Squirrel - 1 may 2015

Assorted bird photos and a Squirrel from 1 May 2015

Grey Squirrel

Hermit Thrush



Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Northern Flicker

Pine Siskin

I believe these are Greater Yellow Legs

Wood Ducks

Friday, 21 August 2015

Birds, Turtle and a Squirrel - 29 April 2015

A variety of photos from the end of April 2015.

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Cackling Goose

Black Capped Chickadee

Eastern Phoebe

Painted Turtle

Ruddy Duck and a Bufflehead


Wood Duck

Canada Geese and Goslings - March 2010

Photos from March 2010.
This was the first time I witnessed the communal rearing of Canada Geese young.

Goslings and Geese had been grazing on the hill leading up from the pond. The Geese and all but 3 or 4 of the Goslings were returning to the pond when a few of the Goslings realized they had been left behind. Panic ensued with the lone Goslings racing down the hill to return to the gaggle. Some tumbled down the hill for a ways in their panic. But they were on their feet and charging down the hill again just as soon as they stopped tumbling. 

The Goslings all lined up at the waters edge and at some unseen signal entered the water and swam out to the adults.

Bath time

Watching the group swim across the pond in line was pretty impressive 
They all exited the water in line then spread out to do some grazing. I was only 10 or 15 feet away for this photo. The Geese pretty much ignored me.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Birds and Jack Rabbits - 26 April 2015

An assortment of photos from late April.

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Blue Winged Teals Mallards


Jack Rabbits

House Finch

Canada Geese


Canada Geese Mallard
House Finch

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Birds and a Jack Rabbit - 25 April 2015

More birds showed up during the week. The pond we frequent was pretty active as well.


Gadwalls, Mallards, Canada Geese

Jack Rabbit in the distance

Meadow Lark

Meadow Lark

One of two that have been resident all summer. I'm pretty certain they have a nest across the river but it is on private land. 


Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Purple Finch Female

Purple Finch Female

Tree Sparrow

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
These are the pair featured in last weeks post when they were first checking out the tree hollow.