Saturday, May 26, 2012

Family Matters....

A couple of Tree Swallows discuss where to nest....




Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Feathers...







Friday, May 11, 2012

A Westham Island Spring....

I celebrated the arrival of the warm sun by visiting the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, on Westham Island.  While there, I met many new faces and was serenaded by several different bird species, including a few that I was able to photograph: Marsh Wrens, Song Sparrows, Tree Swallows and Rufous Hummingbirds.

Many were still nesting, including the beautiful Sandhill Crane. She's currently warming two eggs, born two days apart.  Last year, this Sandhill Crane also laid two eggs.  Sadly, one drowned shortly after hatching.  The other is alive and well and thrilling Sanctuary visitors daily.

Finally, a visit to the sanctuary wouldn't be the same without the tender squeak of a mischievous, opportunistic female Wood Duck...pigging out on bird seed.


















Until next time....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wings on Wednesday

The last time I posted for "Wings on Wednesday" was back on September 14, 2011. Thankfully, I ran into my "frenemy" and backyard predator, the Cooper's Hawk, and just had to share some of the poses with you....







He had a good "look-see" around before picking off one of the many Rock Pigeons :)