Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wings on Wednesday

On Monday, I had the honor of introducing a group of kindergarteners to a pair of lovely Cedar Waxwings, that were feeding in a schoolyard pine tree.









Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wings on Wednesday








Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!


Father’s Day
Comes once a year.
But you are special,
This is clear.
On each and every other day
There is no need for Father’s Day.
On all three hundred sixty-four
You are the dad that I adore.
So on three hundred sixty-fifth,
I’m happy you’re the dad I’m with.

by Denise Rodgers

I'd like to wish all of the dads out there a very happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Westham Island Highlights...

Recently, I visited the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, on Westham Island. For almost two hours, I had the place to myself. There's nothing quite like walking the trails in the early morning ~ with only the beautiful sounds of a Swainson's Thrush or the happy "cheerily, cheer up, cheer up, cheerily, cheer up" song of the American Robin.

To follow are just a few photo highlights...


Adult Sandhill Crane preens while her colt rests nearby...


While the colt rests, the Canada Geese put on a show...


Among the flock of Canada Geese, was a handsome Cackling Goose...

In the tree tops, were many Cedar Waxwings..


..and in the pond, Mallards with their wee ones...




There were plenty of Goslings around too...


...and snugglin' siblings.




As I rounded the west pond, I was greeted by this beautiful female Wood Duck. A perfect ending to a perfect day, at the Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wings on Wednesday




Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wings on Wednesday




Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wings on Wednesday