Saturday, April 30, 2016
The day’s sweat-equity was finished at the condo, so I decided to take a walk down to the marina to see what was happening. The sun was going down and I found a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron.
Not far away was one of the parents.
Friday, April 29, 2016
I took this photo on April 27th 2013. These are the colors as the sun was rising over the salt marsh. The Osprey have elected not to use the platform in the front yard again this year.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
I just got back from Clearwater with lots of new photos. I counted about 52 bird species around the condo. Not bad. These two I took from our balcony that overlooks Clearwater Harbor. But it is getting late and I have to go to work in the morning. This is not the time to get lost in the dark room.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This is as close as I have ever been to a Glossy Ibis. I’ve had very good luck with the White Ibis in Florida. This one was feeding in a field in Ipswich Massachusetts. I see them flying through the front yard in the summertime, but they are so swift that by the time I get the camera up to my face…well, you know the story.
I have to say that I’m impressed with a bird that can make a living by shoving a long pair of tongs into the ground and blindly come up with someting edible.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The male American Goldfinches are getting ready for the breading season. This male is on an old seed head in the flower garden. The landlord leaves the seed heads until spring.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
These birds get around. It was originally an Old World Species, but as far as we know, it showed up in South America in 1877 and has expanded up through many parts of North America.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The red maples are flowering now and the Cedar Waxwings have been enjoying picking at the flowers. The weather has been unstable presenting us with a spring snow on Sunday morning. I was fortunate enough to be able to document some of the Cedar Waxwings.
Be sure to visit Wild Bird Wednesday this week!
Monday, April 4, 2016
There has been some sitework being done at the Paper Mill Bridge in North Bennington, VT. I’m looking forward to green leaves and the end to the stick season. It will be nice when the countryside greens up a bit.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
I have seen this Green Heron every time that I’ve been to this spot, but it usually flies off to the other side of the pond before I can get close enough for a shot. On this day, I found it watching from deep in the reeds.