(Green Heron - click for larger image)
Note: Quality of photos is sacrificed for quantity. Sorry!
For the past few weeks I have been exploring the avian life around my home and in my development. We have walking trails bordering farmer's fields and forest patches, which makes for great birding! I have seen many Life birds there, including:
-Green Heron (see photo at very top)
Plus the Indigo Bunting, Yellow Warbler, and Cedar Waxwing.
Then there's the mystery flycatcher! Check it out:
My guesses are Alder Flycatcher and Eastern Wood-peewee
There's all sorts of activity at these sites, including
Red-tailed hawks getting dive-bombed by smaller birds
(in this case a Red-winged Blackbird):
Juvenile Red-wing Blackbirds:
Fighting Tree Swallows:
and even White-tailed bucks in velvet!
My neighborhood is an incredible "hidden" site for birds and wildlife.
I'm very lucky to live here!