Friday, May 29, 2009

A quick question.

Okay. I snapped this photo at the Columbia River Gorge today. At first I thought this was an Osprey nest but looking closer at it this just puzzles me. Do you know what this is?


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Great blue herons for Great blue heron week.

Red-tailed hawks growing fast.

The red-tailed hawk babies around the Portland area are growing fast! Check this out!

These are the two red-tail babies from the raptor cam in Downtown Portland! They are almost adults!

This is one of the red-tail babies in greenway park just at the edge of the nest on the left side. They are getting big too!

Here is some fur picked off a rodent and tossed to the ground.

This puzzles me. Any ideas what bird this wing picked clean tossed under the red-tail nest belongs to?

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Catch up post.

Hey everybody!

Sorry for the lack of posting. Since I haven't posted for a while I decided to make a catch up post.

A mother mallard with her ducklings!

This red-winged blackbird does not like people. He always chirps and hovers right over your head when anybody walks over "the beaver bridge". I don't blame him. He has a nest right next to it! We heard the babies chirping yesterday.

A mallard nest in Greenway.

Look at the size of the goslings!

Another huge "gosling".

Yes! I got a picture of one of the male black-headed grosbeaks that have arrived!

We have also spotted a mother wood duck with 11 babies in Greenway park! She is very good at hiding. A good skill to have when there are so many predators around.

Have a great week! :-)