Category Archives: Uncategorized

January 14, 2018

To Westminster Woods to see Gram.  Lots of bird life at the lake:  Canada Geese, Mallards, Hooded Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, and–in the singleton category–a Muscovy Duck (first time I’ve ever seen one out there), a Wood Stork, and a Great Blue Heron (hides in the brush at the southeast end of the lake).

Hooded Merganser (male)

January 7, 2018

To Westminster Woods today to see Gram.  It was too cool and windy for Gram to go outside, but I went out by the lake.

White Ibis


Mallards (male)

Mallards (male)


What the male Mallards were vying for:


January 6, 2018

This afternoon a large mixed flock of Eastern Bluebirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers, House Finches, and Pine Warblers moved through our neighborhood.

In the meantime, this Eastern Phoebe was patrolling the ground near my neighbor’s grapefruit tree and East Palatka Holly:

Eastern Phoebe

And in the woods behind our house I caught sight of Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

But not everything up in a tree is a bird: