The Little Nuthatch — barred owl
Birds here and there.
anhinga bald eagle barred owl palm warbler
And here, I present... a random assortment of photos from birding last month. This warbler above, not sure on the ID- juvenile Palm Warbler, maybe? Very beautiful with that little bit of color! And this one above, pardon the bad photo, but I was thrilled to get a look at a RAIL! Pretty rare find for me. Question is, what Rail? Clapper Rail? That one was taken at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Local Barred Owls.
My owl friends at a local park... I saw three on this day. The pair had two owlets last Spring, I can't wait to see what this Spring holds for these dears, and hopes of my seeing new baby owlets.
At Lake Lotus.
barred owl insects lake lotus park limpkin north carolina yellow-rumped warbler
I've been outside a lot this month, but mostly camera-free... sometimes I really like to enjoy the outside with no cameras or distractions. But I found some photos I never shared from last month at Lake Lotus. It is a little place full of wonder! This last photo is a Limpkin. The park ranger told me how it got stuck in a fish line and hook, the fisherman told the rangers and they went out to untangle the line. By the time they got to the Limpkin it had untangled itself but it still has a fish hook stuck in...
Only a week in to Spring and here we have more babies! I was pretty psyched about finding two young Barred Owl unexpectedly. This was the first one I saw, waaaay up there in a tall tree... I was especially surprised to find the second one, in another tree, too hidden by leaves and shadows to bother with a photo. But so cute to view with binoculars! Then, I figured with two babies about, the parents could not be far off. I looked for a long time and eventually found one on the outskirts of the park. Majestic!
Summer is here!
barred owl brown thrasher green heron pileated woodpecker tri-colored heron
Happy first day of Summer! What a great Spring it was. I hope that Summer will be great too. I've been having so much fun outside, but I dread the upcoming heat and mosquitoes. I have held strong in spending 30 minutes outside every day this month. Here are a few photos from this last week and a half. Pileated Woodpecker's Tri-colored Heron This gorgeous Barred Owl made my day, and see the little Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher next to it in this photo? That little bird was making a huge fuss when the Owl landed on that tree, but...