I don't know about you all, but I'm quite gleeful to be having a nice long holiday weekend for four days, and kick off to the summer months. The Lad has arrived and we had a nice long sleep in today since we hadn't seen each other for a couple months. Pressing matters don't you know. Yesterday we had a great walk up at the lake. The abortorium around here is going full scale and I suspect babies are on the verge. Also in a coming post I have some snaps to share of Foxy, our grounds fox here, who has had four pups this year!!! And they are very visible. I am trying to capture some video to hopefully share. The cormorants up at the lake are nesting , and even though they are supporting me with my world domination plan, I did talk to them and sent some back to the beautiful UK for Mr . DeVice and Scarlet, since they were missing them so. I hope you all have checked out Mr. Device. His bird post are stunning as are his beach and groyne snaps. He often shows his spume a lot too. He himself is a cute tall, glass of water with more legs than a bucket of chicken. And we had a special sighting yesterday.
A large flock drying off. Their feathers don't dry off like other birds, so they must hold open their feathers for drying.
I think it's interesting that cormorants are usually on the ground, but their nest are so high up and in such large groups.
We saw both heron yesterday.
Love these Red winged blackbirds.
What are you looking at?
But the biggest shock, and might be my most amazing sighting to date was a bald eagle!!!! I had no idea they were even in the area. Not sure if it was in transit or a new resident.
Meanwhile at the Casa, Ozzie and Harriet have been very active. I wonder if there eggs have hatched yet?
And I'm not sure what's going on with this mallard following them around, but he's been with them for about two weeks now.
Harriet nesting in the woods at the property line.
A Golden finch.
A bird house my neighbor Brison put up. It's new resident is a wren. They are so small.
The most spectacular moment in the woods was this.....
I have never seen so many blue jays together at one moment, and have no idea what in the world was in that spot to attract them. It was cool as hell to see it though. I don't even know how many there was. The jays around here are very much in abundance this year. I have several at the window, and is it ever noisy. The Lad this morning was awoken to the noise of the birds. Around 4:30 it sounded like we were in a bird arboretum with hundreds of birds. At this time of year it is definitely the loudest with all varieties chirping at once. But it didn't take much to get the Lad to sleep once again.