Saturday, June 27, 2009
Mother wren built nest in a yard waste bag in the wheelbarrow. Nest was moved to bucket; bucket & nest returned to wheelbarrow. And there they grew up.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Formerly known as "the unidentified blob", possibly a former scifi movie starlet
Curious for more information, visit this informative website
Thanks to Anne W. for mystery resolution,
Monday, June 8, 2009
You'll see in the top photo there are five hummingbirds trying to settle in.
And there was the finch that joined the action.
Labels: ruby throated hummingbrid
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday morning, overcast. Numerous turtles, snapping & painted, boldly heading south across US Route 60. I think of New Kent as oriented directionally east-west, following Route 60 & Interstate 64. But clearly, there is another point of view: with wetlands above & the Chick below, there are those thinking north-south. It all depends on where you're going.
Picked up two small snapping turtles at two different points. One had been injured. Released them in swamp, where there may be dangers, but none barrelling along at 60mph. Arriving nervously withdrawn, within 10 minutes of resting on the damp ground they ambled off. No sign since.
Labels: snapping turtle
With a cypress swamp, we've got a nice contingent of comfy & curious prothonotary warblers. This guy definitely considers the boat house part of his territory. We found a built but little used nest in a hole in the molded seat.