Lest I overload readers with cute calf photos, I’m tossing in a hodgepodge recent bird notes.
|On a bitter, blustery day, I saw red-winged blackbirds take shelter in this brush. No one was singing!|
|For several weeks, the bald eagles have been refurbishing last year's nest (we don't get too close to the nest to disturb them--here, they were perching in a different tree). I've heard that the males are smaller than the females.|
|Sometimes, nearly 10 acres of our hayfields are covered with Canada geese.|
|"Why do they all come here?" we'd been asking ourselves, until yesterday, when we saw four eagles attacking a goose in the vicinity of the eagle tree above. Answer: the trees here are further away, so the geese can see the eagles approaching.|
|This morning, the female was in the nest. The male, seen here close to the highway, was shrieking loudly until I approached. I don't know if the eagles were at odds with one another or if he was just excited about becoming a father again.|
“For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.” –PSALM 63:7 (AMP)