Sunday, September 15, 2019

The cardinals

On the rocks at Wagner Cove. Cardinal family know me. Time for some peanuts. Papa is collecting nuts for the kids.
The kids are proficient but like the handouts.
Mrs. Cardinal enters the scene.
Juvenile found a worm. Protein.
If I miss a day posting it's because I'm busy at work. In opera house, not park.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mrs. Grosbeak

The hummers love the jewelweed. So do the rose breasted grosbeaks. Females at this time of year eating the seeds. Not always cooperative. Camera shy female. She wears her ID on her breast.
The ovenbird nibbled across the path. That's what they do best, plod along like little old men
Beautiful maturing robin. The spots will vanish soon as adult feathers grow in.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Not yet adult

It's fun looking at the behavior and feather pattern of the young birds, here the juvenile blue jay.
The parent was watching from above.
The female cardinal looked just right among the berries. I  never noticed the spider web until she flew off.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In the park

You never know what you're going to see. This time the northern water thrush finding food.
Snippets now... the male cardinal,
a departing bluejay
A young cardinal and above a maturing starling, half juvenile, half adult.
Feeding time, peanut bits. Under a bench. Baby could fend for himself, but parent totally attentive.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Kestrel, Part III

After dining the kestrel waited, rested, studied me and finally flew off.
I followed the flight, once around the whole garden and then to the 4th floor balcony where it rested for two minutes before zooming off heading south.