Archive for February, 2012
From our walk in Tyler Arboretum this morning
Posted by eweislogel in Birding, Nature on February 26, 2012
It was a chilly but beautiful morning for a walk in the fields and woods of Tyler Arboretum. Not too much was stirring, but there were a few of our friends about. Here’s a little fox:
This one decided to have a nap in a nice warm spot of sun:
And this Red Tailed Hawk kept watch in the woods:
Some Recent Birding Pics
Posted by eweislogel in Birding, Nature on February 21, 2012
First up, from the Ridley Creek Bridle Trail, a female Downy Woodpecker posing for the camera:
Next up, a beautiful Eastern Bluebird:
How about a Fox Sparrow?
Or a Red Tailed Hawk, perched?
A Carolina Wren…perhaps looking you right in the eye?
Not impressed yet? How about a Gray Catbird? Sure, dime a dozen…but not in February! (We’ve been seeing them in various places over the last few weeks, one at a time except for today, when we saw three together.)
[GRCA Okehocking, 2/21/12 4:30 pm]
If that weren’t enough, last week we saw a Northern Parula! Sorry, no pic. I was too busy trying to i.d a bird that shouldn’t’ve been there, so you will have to take our word for it. But whether you do or don’t, spring is coming, and these seasonal rarities will be beautifully abundant and abundantly beautiful!
Posted by eweislogel in Birding, Nature on February 5, 2012
Our neighbor, the fox
Posted by eweislogel in Nature on February 5, 2012