Saturday, May 7, 2011
Looks like momma coyote is nursing some pups somewhere in the woods.
I wonder how long it will be before she brings them out to play.
Last weekend we saw a redwing blackbird attacking this red-tailed hawk. It was almost sitting on top of him. Once I got the camera out I figured out that it must have been the snake that the blackbird wanted.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We don't normally see too many Yellow Rumped Warblers at the house. Today there were about a dozen that stayed all day long. They were in the woods, in the trees near the house, in the bushes in back, in front, you name it and they were there. One even decided to hang out in the shed with Chuck for a while. It took a bit before she found her way out.
We picked the best weekend of the year to go to Grays harbor and Ocean Springs Washington.
I think every clam digger was out there on Saturday!
A line of cars and people in every direction - filled with clam diggers - except us.
Semipalmated plovers with a long billed dowitcher
Plovers and sandpipers flying in
It was nice seeing them hang out together.
This little plover wanted to know what I was up to.
This one is the shortbilled Dowitcher - can he put his head any further into the sand? - Yes he can!
She finally got some lunch!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Chestnut backed chickadee
There were three types of wood peckers in the yard today.
Downy woodpecker, a couple red-breasted sapsuckers, and a few northern flickers.
The downy was the cutest one.
The golden crowned kinglet with his dinner.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, July 29, 2010
We always have a resident red-tail hawk that lives in the woods. This year there were at least two juveniles. For the last few weeks we have been listening to the young screeching for their mother. I am thinking it is their call when she is out hunting for their food or just because they can!
One is so vocal we have named her/him Crybaby.
The first picture is of the adult.
Now you can see the difference of the juvenile. He does not have the red-tail or other colorings yet.