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May 14, 2019 – Green Heron in Bent Tree
Over Memorial Day weekend, I saw a blue grosbeak on Saturday, a white squirrel on Sunday, and a red cardinal on Monday. Click photos for larger images:
May 25, 2019 – Blue Grosbeak in Bent Tree
May 26, 2019 – White Squirrel in Bent Tree
May 27, 2019 – Red Cardinal
Yesterday, this female Belted Kingfisher swooped down in Lake Tamarack and came back up with a fish in her mouth. She headed to the top of a wood duck box and sat there for a few minutes before flying off again (with the fish still in her mouth). The belted kingfisher is one of the few species of birds where the female is more colorful than the male. Click here for more information.
May 14, 2019 – Belted Kingfisher with fish in Bent Tree (click photo for larger image)
A couple of weeks ago, some turkey vultures were hanging out in trees along the edge of Lake Tamarack. It was mostly cloudy, but everytime the sun peeked out, the turkey vultures would spread their wings (second photo below). As soon as the sun disappeared, the wings would go back down.
April 28, 2019 – Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree
It turns out that the soggy chickadee from last week has a nest full of babies.
May 9, 2019 – a nest full of young chickadees in Bent Tree
“Into each life some rain must fall…”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May 1, 2019 – A soggy chickadee in Bent Tree (click photo for larger image)
Click the thumbnails below to scroll through larger images. In the first photo, the hawk is well camouflaged in the trees, so you may have to do some searching to find it. The last photo is basically a flurry of feathers as the hawk flew away.
The sky was a striking shade of blue a couple of days ago, and this redheaded woodpecker really stood out against the blue backdrop.
March 28, 2019 – Redheaded Woodpecker in Bent Tree (click photo for larger image)
Yesterday’s post had a photo of a beautiful bluebird along with a nice quote. I looked for a quote to go with today’s photo of the turkey vulture and here’s what I found:
“Don’t play dead with a vulture. That’s exactly what they want.”
- Kevin Nealon
March 2, 2019 – Turkey Vulture in Bent Tree
This juvenile green heron was hanging out near the edge of Lake Tamarack last month. It was stalking something and it’s crest changed with everystep.
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