Thursday, November 30, 2006

Great Egret

This is a Great Egret who seems to be passing through each August. This is the second year I have seen him. This photo was taken August 6, 2006.

Yesterday Joe Hudson came by to look at the landscape around here. While talking we saw a Red tailed hawk, and a Winter wren, among other common birds.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Nest?

While sitting on that lovely little indoor invention someone created so we don't have to go outside to the outhouse, I spied out the window what I believe was a young bald eagle flying by. (11:40 AM - Nov. 29, 2006 - Overcast - TV says it is 57 degrees out.) He or She had a bit of brown on his/her head. Not completely stark white. The eagle was heading down stream crusing the creek.
So I ran out hoping the bird would settle somewhere where I could get a picture but no luck. Well that is to say no sightings of the bird, but I did notice this, now that all the leaves are gone. A very large nest. Do I dare speculate? I will be watching! Though it is possible that this is the home of the our local Great Blue Heron?
PS - 12/19/06 - My latest thought is that this is a squirrels nest, though it is an odd place on the edge of the water on the island like that.