Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Though these were taken earlier this year, very worth posting.  Sora are not often seen in full view like this.  What a great find.  There were two individuals out this day, most unconcerned with anyone watching from the boardwalk. 

Yellow-throated Vireo

This gorgeous yellow-throated vireo was banded recently at a public program.  She had a brood patch so was breeding in the area. 

Wild Turkeys

Wild turkeys in the metro area are not overly concerned with humans.  This combined (two females) family wandered around me when I was in a park recently.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Northern Cardinal Nest

Two chicks in the Northern Cardinal nest.  Dad came in and fed both.  Last two pics show a larger field of view for reference as to where the nest is.  Can be viewed from a breakroom.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Urban Eastern Kingbird

 Got to watch an Eastern Kingbird looking for bugs - on a beach in the metro area, instead of in a field somewhere.  The bird also spent time finding and throwing some little twigs, though it never carried them away for nesting.

Great Egret

There was something kind of akin to meditation in watching this great egret preen this weekend. . .

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Northern Cardinal Nest

 The photos are not very clear, but a Northern Cardinal set up her nest just outside a window.