Monday, July 30, 2018

Forever catching up


 Well finally the southern Shorebird migration has begun. I caught a Marbled Godwit feeding the the mudflats on Plum Island. Also exciting news, a pair of Bobolinks bred at Belle Isle for the first time. Bringing the breeding species in the reservation up to 39 species.



                                                                  Marbled Godwit




                                           Saltmarsh Sparrows. These guys had a rough year, the 12.5 foot tides in the middle of July wiped out most of not all of their nests from what I could tell.

     Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Belle Isle
                                                                  Tree Swallow
                                                               Willow Flycatcher
                                                  Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstone
                                                                      Red Knot
                                            The Belle Isle male Bobolink , hoooray ! 1 male and 2 females made 2 nests, one in the meadow and one in the saltmarsh.
                                         

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Denver & The first of the spring migrants

 Black-throated Blue Warbler - Belle Isle
 Merlin with Catbird
 American White Pelican
 Say's Phoebe
 Western Coyote
 Western Coyote
 Western Meadowlark
 Blue-winged Warbler - Belle Isle
 Black & White Warbler - Belle Isle
 Hermit Thrush - Belle Isle
 Tricolored Heron - Belle Isle
 Tricolored Heron - Belle Isle
 Solitary Sandpiper
Summer Tanager

Monday, April 16, 2018

Always playing catch up

                                                                      Glossy Ibis
                                                              Common Grackle
                                                            Great Horned Owl Nest
                                                                    Belle Isle Snowy
                                                                 Snowy on the Belle tower
                                                                            Nigel
                                                                               Dunlin
                                                                     Yawn
                                                    Male and Female Northern Shoveler
                                                                      Snowy Owl
                              Tree Swallows are back at Belle Isle, 20 boxes up so far this year