Unexpected encounter with a Red-shouldered Hawk

As I stepped out of my car at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge recently, this Red-shouldered Hawk zipped by at eye level out of nowhere, and quickly disappeared into the trees lining the road. At first he stayed hidden, but then he emerged cautiously, peering out as if to get his bearings. The eBird entry […]

Hmmm, so you say you’re a Pelican . . .

One overcast morning, the Brown Pelican appeared to be the largest of all the birds wading at the Refuge.But when he approached the VERY large White Pelican, the big guy called out to his friends, “Hey guys. . . . This little fellow says he’s a Pelican, too!” ๐Ÿ˜€“Hmmmm. . . . . Let’s go check this […]