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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Raptors

Merlin

Peregrine with pigeon

Rough-legged Hawk

Peek a boo Long-eared


Red-shouldered Hawk, the first I have ever seen at Belle Isle .


Sunday, January 14, 2018

A few local owls

                                                                Snowy Owl
                                                                 Long-eared Owl

Monday, November 20, 2017

Snowy Owls are back & banded Peregrines

Here is the Peregrine couple that has been hanging out at Belle Isle recently. Pretty remarkable behavior , the pair hunts as a team. They also seem to like hanging out in the big dead tree at Belle, and allow for pretty close observation which is not exactly typical for Peregrines. Waiting on the band numbers from Masswildlife to see where the birds are from. The male is to the left and the larger female to the right.





                                      Coopers Hawk on top of the state police barracks
                                        White-eyed Vireo , very late sighting for this bird.
                        Large Peregrine falcon on Plum Island this morning eating a Pigeon. 

                                                  First of the season Snowy Owl