Ever wonder how a hummingbird gets nectar from a flower or feeder? In this photo, I happened to catch his tongue sticking out, which may explain how that works. Just a lucky shot I had to share![Read more…]
In June, a photographer friend told me the mute swan pair in the wetlands had produced five cygnets (baby swans). I had not been able to get a good look at the nesting place, and I was excited to learn they had so many.
Ever since my first sighting of a mute swan back in 2009, I’ve kept watch in the nearby wetlands for a nesting pair. I’d seen three cygnets before, but never five! I wondered how many would survive the large number of turtles around here, since turtles are a definite threat to baby swans.[Read more…]
From my front porch, I hear a loud rattling chatter sound. I know immediately that a Belted Kingfisher is flying over the lake behind our mobile home. This is a colorful, odd-looking bird easily identified by sight or sound.[Read more…]