Saturday morning, I was taking photos of a green heron at Lake Tamarack (see first photo below), trying to follow it as it flew from branch to branch along the shore. After a while, a second green heron came onto the scene (see second photo below). At one point, I was able to get them both in one photo (see photo above). Click here to link to a post with more green heron photos that were taken in May.
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.
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.