Hikes/walks provide exercise, relief from “incarceration” … and an opportunity to meet neighbors of the feathered variety. Some of these birds are more cooperative than others. The flicker is elusive, and the kill deer combines speed and camouflage to make things challenging. Always fun to come away with a photo or two.
What a wonderful morning! I kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with an early morning visit to the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve near the state ferry terminal. Cooperative photo subjects included the familiar heron, hummingbird, loon and towhee, but I was also treated to rare sightings of a great egret (so far away!) and a skittish […]
There was audible activity in the underbrush, and I finally discovered what I believed to be the source of the noise. This little guy, which bird watcher Robert Prins subsequently identified as a spotted towhee, was less than enthusiastic about my visit to his Cap Sante neighborhood. The towhee builds its nest near the ground, […]