Friday, July 26, 2013
Peregrines at the Lock
Top Gun formation
Nothin cooler than peregrines. The End.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Red tailed hawk
No special story here - just a sequence of a red tailed hawk taking to flight from the tip of a tree -
Got a great chance to see a sandhill crane colt and parents, though the views were primarily of their feathered bottoms as they were leaving . . .
Eastern towhee and young
Got the chance to find not only an adult eastern towhee - but a youngster! Check out the baby gape in the last photo!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Eastern wood peewee
It's hard to top this kind of supreme cuteness!
Red tailed hawk and red winged blackbird
Caught a red winged blackbird harassing a red tailed hawk!
Northern Flicker Youngster
And a male nothern flicker youngster, with a reddish wash on the forehead.
The shape of these tail feathers helped with age determination.
Hairy Woodpecker Youngster
Male Hairy Woodpecker, hatch year. Note the color and position of the "red patch" of feathers. They have golden tips!
Brown Thrasher Youngster
A newly fledged brown thrasher! Note the eye color and plumage.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Eastern Kingbird Nest
Had the good luck to find an eastern kingbird nest! Chicks very recently hatched. One of the adults removed a fecal sac from the nest. Visits with food were often - this nest should succeed!