Fishing

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

May 14, 2019 – Belted Kingfisher with fish in Bent Tree (click photo for larger image)

Sunbathing

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.

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April 28, 2019 - Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree

April 28, 2019 – Turkey Vultures in Bent Tree