Saturday, August 13, 2016
This agitated Red-Winged Blackbird was doing everything he could to catch my attention and draw it away from his nest in Mishawaka's (Indiana) Central Park on the St. Joseph River. When I turned around, he would fly in front of me to keep me looking at him
I didn't see the nest, but I got a good idea where it was when I walked over to a tree near the overlook by the dam. He made a couple of close swooshes past me to make sure I was focusing on him.
He was a darned good watchman.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Despite the fact that this Great Blue Heron seems to favor this Mishawaka, IN, park as a favorite fishing hole, he didn't seem to be having much luck the day we spent some time together. The spot is in Central Park at a small dam. You can see the splash from the dam in the background.
Monday, August 17, 2015
It didn't look like he was having much luck finding lunch. Maybe he was just trying to keep cool in the 90-degree heat.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
You always see egrets standing on their legs and rarely see them using them for anything else. In this case, the Great Egret is getting ready to do some scratching. It does, however, look like he's doing a high five.
The shot is from a small bayou at the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
AllAboutBirds.com notes "These birds don’t act quite like most other woodpeckers: they’re adept at catching insects in the air, and they eat lots of acorns and beech nuts, often hiding away extra food in tree crevices for later."
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This is something new for the Hummingbirds that have been hanging around our backyard. This guy stands on top of the plastic petals and stares at the nectar reservoir. It's like he's planning how long it will take him to drink it all.
The rest of them will take their drink and then fly away or fly up to the top to play King on the Hummingbird Feeder -- chasing after any rival that comes near it -- including, one time, giving me a ear-popping buzzing as I was walking past.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I go all over the place trying to find these birds, then I walk out my door a few months back to find one is there in the ditch. This is a Black-Crowned Night Heron.