Thursday, May 6, 2010

Eagles and Songbirds

Spring and fall are my favorite seasons.  IN the spring we get to see the gradual transformation of bleak looking woodlands to light green foliage.  The songbirds and game birds are in full mating colors and bird activity is at a peak.  Joan and I spend a considerable amount of time observing a few eagle nests to see which ones are going to be successful in raising at least one chick for the season.   The early warm weather this year has made the observation process more comfortable than normal.  here are a few pictures from the past few weeks.

Darling Run Eagle--I still have not gotten his leg band number. It is New York State and has a 4 in it. Maybe next week.

N79 from Little Pine-Male born on Mohawk River in New York State.

Technically not a good picture-but interesting capture.  There are two eagle chicks in the nest (Darling Run)

Little Pine proud parents taking a rest in between fishing trips to feed junior.

Backyard Friend.

Towhee in full mating Plumage.