|We will post some of our favorite, more recent pictures here first!
|3/10-12/11 Denver, CO: A relative's operation went well and we were able to explore most mornings. In
and around Denver and the close mountains: Found two Great Horned Owl nests (see next page for
more photos. Also, we were able to study a Mountain Chickadee and the various populations of the
Dark-eyed Junco .
|3/16/11 Spent a few hours at Conowingo Dam, MD among 150 plus Black Vultures. Very cool creatures!
They were interacting, pecking at each other, nudging each other, and flying about. A mating thing?
Couldn't rightly tell; though it seemed the youngsters were causing most of the ruckus. Fascinating to
watch. Also, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Song Sparrow in spring mode!
|3/19/11 We caught moon set, sunrise, sunset, AND moon rise on a day when the moon was the biggest
and brightest it will be for 20+ years. Bombay Hook NWR and Rt 9 area, DE, had plenty of waterfowl in the
way of a Northern Shoveler flock interacting (males getting feisty with each other), a Tundra Swan pair
(and a flock in flight), a Tree Swallow pair (the begging begins), a Greater Scaup , a Green-winged Teal , a
Ring-necked Duck flock (males showing great interest in the female), a Northern Harrier , an Osprey with
a fish, an all female Red-winged Blackbird flock that put on a show before sunset, and a Red-tailed Hawk
kiting over the fields. Weather was fabulous!