A male Yellow Rumped Warbler of the Myrtle variety give us both a right and left profile as we followed him through the woods as he passed through our area on his spring migration. These little guys only hang around for a few weeks so it was nice albeit frustrating at times to get a little looks as these every busy and moving little birds.
Meet Lou the sweetest, oh well, the only male duck on a small pond close to home. Lou is married to Sue who we deduce is sitting on a nest full of eggs at the moment. Lou is courteous and polite and protective of Sue in just the right way.
He always prefers to make sure Sue has finished eating before he takes his meals. Standing guard and keeping his eyes open for predators.
Lou is amenable to having his portrait taken and over the course of a month or two we have indeed taken a few. A fine looking guy with a personality that is hard to beat.
So, meet Lou, the best male duck on the whole pond.
A Bald Eagle doing a bit of acrobatic aeriel dental care without a net.
A short article posted at the Audubon Society’s website suggests that there is more to this commonly observed activity than meets the eye.
The Western Kingbirds have made their return to the area gracing the fence posts and barbed wire along quiet county roads. Sallying out in search of insects then returning to their perch. Patiently waiting and intently searching for their next meal. Beautiful colors, some bright, some subtle, and a wonderful sight on a drive sown a quiet road.
A few weeks back we began to see the Chipmunks scurrying around the area. After spending the winter in their dens and absent from sight they are a welcome addition to the late spring-summer population of area residents. Quietly going about their business and cute as a button to boot. Welcome back Chippie.