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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Yesterday in Bent Tree (click photos below to zoom):
I had the song “Polk Salad Annie” running through my head while watching the tiny hummingbird. Polk salad (aka poke sallet) is made from the leaves of pokeweed. Here’s an old video of Tony Joe White singing Polk Salad Annie that I found on YouTube:
Click here for a post from 2013. Five years later (where has the time gone?), the Bent Tree Bluebird Benefactors are still going strong. Bent Tree’s Bluebird Trail is well-maintained and flourishing thanks to the couple. The photo above shows 13 houses they recently refurbished; the houses will soon go back to their locations on the golf course and at the dam. Six other houses were spruced up at their sites on the front nine. It’s the time of year when bluebirds begin choosing their nesting sites…Bent Tree’s bluebirds have some special people making sure their homes are as clean and safe as possible.
A lot of juvenile bluebirds were flying back and forth between a tree and the arena fence at Bent Tree’s Saddle Club Horse Park yesterday evening. They were moving fast, but I was able to get a couple of quick snapshots of a few of the birds.
Saturday evening, I was taking pictures of a hawk while it was watching smaller birds flying around nearby. I kept getting closer until it turned its head and started watching me instead of watching the other birds. When it gave me “the look”, I took it to mean that I was too close for comfort and the photo session was over. Click the photo to zoom:
July 8, 2017 – Hawk in Bent Tree
The Bent Tree MGA’s annual Member-Guest tournament is this weekend. It looks like the weather will cooperate both days, and the course looks great.
…that there is a Lake & Wildlife Partner meeting this morning at 9:30 (at Club Tamarack).
The scheduled program is “Birds and Birdbaths”; all Bent Tree property owners and residents are welcome to attend. The photos below are just some of the bird pictures I’ve taken in Bent Tree over the last few years. It’s a wildlife watcher’s paradise here.
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A red-tailed hawk was hunting on the Bent Tree golf course Monday evening. It came up empty-taloned during the one swooping attempt that I saw.