Monday, May 14, 2012

Yard Birds & a BCNH

So I spent the end of the weekend enjoying the warm sun and hanging with some of my various yard birds. The Hummer's are back ! I also found a Night Heron sitting near the Newbury center pond after a late work day around 7ish. The beautiful heron did not seem to mind the serious little league game that was laying siege to the opposing side of the green.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Another great BCP class this weekend, Wayne P was the lecturer for this module. The session was about breeding biology, some very interesting information about avian breeding behavior. We got to stop by the banding station where Ben the resident bander had a Black Throated Green Warbler. Lots of other warblers around; yellows, black & whites, yellow rumped, & also a number blue headed viero's.


purple finch


yellow throat

yellow warbler on nest

yellow W

FOY kingbird


I had a FOY Ruby Throated Humming bird today in the dunes of Sandy Point today, as well as a sharpie that buzzed the feeders & a SUMMER TANAGER in the 10th street thicket !!!!! Very cool, didn't get a pic camera. BAH !

Friday, May 4, 2012


So over at Hellcat the Canada Geese have had their young, the little fluff balls were of interest to some of the other know...snowy owl ? Yup May 4th Snowy Owl. Same bird that has been around Hellcat for about a month. The Owl appears to have a minor injury on its neck. But is still seemingly doing well. I watched the owl dive the Geese twice, no catches...but it did not look like the Snowy was done with that little buffet as of yet.

Also lots of Warblers about to, some just arriving; black & whites, Pines, Yellow Rumps, & Yellows to name a few. Also had at least 2 Merlin's flying around, maybe 3...

watching the little baby geese 

rainy afternoon yawn