Hey, folks, California needs water. That is the first priority when looking for birds. Found a few here and there in the desert.
The regular birds are in their regular places. Featured image shows the resident red-tailed hawk helping with Project FeederWatch.
Falling leaves reveal a bird or two
The falcon pair has been putting on a show for photographers the past few days. I guess they are getting tired of all the migrants invading their space. Just saw a post today that the palm warbler became a falcon snack.
The leaves are turning and the birds are leaving. Well, some of the birds are leaving. The ospreys are off to warmer climates along with the phoebes and monarchs. Thankfully, they love the camera. The very young heron may never leave. It appears to have imprinted.
Those wonderful juvenile great blue herons are migrating west to the Hudson River. I felt bad for this skinny youngster at Oglevie’s Pond that couldn’t seem to catch a fish. If only I could get it into my backyard I would stock my hot tub. Fingers crossed that at least half of the new birdContinue reading “August Adolescents”
It’s all about the herons around here. The great blue heron fledglings have flown the coop and are now finding their way along the Hudson River or points east. These little green herons must have figured out that there is safety in numbers. The Canadian geese are thriving.
My favorite totem, the great white egret, entertained me. The purple martins are seriously thinking about a new home. Local, ordinary birds were just doing their thing. And butterflies flitted.
The Bedford Rookery is humming, squawking, squirming with excitement. It is almost time for the young to fledge. I’m not sure if the adults take care of young that are not theirs.