Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 3, 2016

With the temperature in the low 80s, today was the first day in weeks that Gram and I went out to the lake at Westminster Woods.  I heard, and then spotted, a Belted Kingfisher.  Gram and I watched an Anhinga fly in.  There was a pair of Wood Ducks, plus a Snowy Egret, a Great Egret, and a Wood Stork–plus the raucous calls of Red-winged Blackbirds.

February 2, 2016

The birds have returned to our back yard!  Last Friday I saw the first American Goldfinches of the season on the mixed seed feeder.  On Sunday a Black-and-White Warbler was taking a bath in the bubbler.  Today I spotted this Eastern Phoebe:


Eastern Phoebe

Stopped by Nathan Krestul Park on my way home from work.  A Red-shouldered Hawk flew out of the trees far back in the swamp and made a bee-line south.  This Tricolored Heron enjoyed its perch:


For a little while anyway: