Archive for the 'Birds' Category

17
Jul
20

Cruising and diving…

‘family’ of Merganser ducks working up and down a river, simultaneously diving to feed, except for the lead duck….always surveying the surroundings it appeared and tending to the young.

17
May
20

Western Tanager…

clinging to a cattail stem on a breezy, sunny day. Or, is it a Yellow Headed Blackbird?

23
Aug
19

Blue Heron on the nest…

up in the tall trees on Sauvie Island (Oregon)

19
May
17

Eagle in Sitka, Alaska

“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.” Winston Churchill

Raptor facility in Sitka, Alaska for rehab

12
Mar
17

‘Hello, I’m Harvey’

‘Hey, I’m Sybil’   The Blue Heron have started to pair up, high in the rookery trees. I have yet to find an accessible spot closer to the action. But, I will try…

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12
Mar
17

Arrivals & Departures…

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Geese 6

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Geese 7

05
Apr
16

Walking the shoreline…

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03
Apr
16

Perched in a high wind…

“Let us be like a bird for a moment perched
On a frail branch when he sings;
Though he feels it bend, yet he sings his song,
Knowing that he has wings.”

Victor Hugo

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26
Mar
16

Osprey…

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25
Mar
16

Home to roost…

The other day, I mistakenly described numerous nests high in the trees as Eagle’s nests. I had seen several Eagles gliding amongst these trees and perched atop these trees. More knowledgeable birders than I, knew these nests were a Heron Rookery. Today, I ventured back out to the area. I could not get any closer, but I had a slightly more powerful lens and I was able to capture a few pics of the Heron as they hunkered down atop the nests and other Heron arrived with what appeared to be food. The quality of the images isn’t great, but you can see the Heron are indeed occupying the nests.

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