|Crow vs. neighborhood hawk|
Time for a visual update on what's going on along our stretch of Little Swamp Creek. This post is all fauna. I'll blog about the flora soon.
|Neighborhood Red-tailed hawk|
|Red-tailed Hawk sitting it their nest.|
|Heron hunting again in the field behind our yard.|
|Deer in the field. There were four, including a young one.|
|A Long-toed Salamander that was hiding under a wood pile.|
This song sparrow appears to have claimed a particular area of our yard as his. I frequently see him in this western hazelnut or the Indian plum right next to it -
Living here I get to see birds that I always used to think of as a "forest" birds (birds that I would only hear and see when hiking or camping) right in our yard. This varied thrush is a great example.
|This poor Golden-crowned Kinglet ran into our window. Luckily he recovered and flew away.|
Here's the greatest development of all - Black-capped chickadees have moved into this nesting box near our front door -
You have a really good eye, (and a good camera!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the wildlife photos.
Thanks, Janet! I have a lot of fun taking the photos.ReplyDelete
I love all of the photos on your blog, too. We lived in Shoreline '90-'95, moving there not too long before it incorporated. It is so fun to see what's happening now. Congratulations on becoming a Backyard Wildlife community!
I'm definitely looking forward posting more pictures taken in the SUNSHINE!