This delicate adult Black-necked Stilt strolls around the shallow pond, keeping an eye on his last remaining chick. As I watched, this little one keep toddling off while his watchful parent kept ‘herding’ him back to a safer space.The Stilts build their nests in what would seem to be the most vulnerable of places, on ‘bare […]
Some birds just always look good, like this adult Purple Gallinule hiding in the shadows above. Some little guys, like the ones below, are still aspiring to look like their handsome parents.
This quiet, serene little Sanctuary has just the most appropriate name! Every time I go there, I see very few people, but lots of birds. And everyone I talk to who goes there says they have the same experience. It is a very peaceful place indeed ~ Last week I stopped by in the late […]
Everybody needs a little quiet time to him/herself, and birds are no exception. Can’t get over how hard this Wood Stork above was working all morning, flying out and back, out and back to the trees every few minutes, searching for just the right soft cypress branches to bring back to the nest. He could use […]
I blogged last week about the Cattle Egret’s colorful transformation – here’s another look, above. This post includes a few more examples of how striking some of the other wetland birds look in March. This young Roseate Spoonbill is one of the all-time favorites. Although I’m not sure they are nesting in our area now, […]