Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two Barred Owls

These beautiful birds are visiting the yard almost everyday.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Red-Shouldered Hawk

We had 2 Red-Shouldered Hawks at the edge of the woods this week.  One went down into the brook and it looked like it was trying to catch something in the water.

  • Behavior

    Red-shouldered Hawks soar over forests or perch on tree branches or utility wires. Its rising, whistled kee-rah is a distinctive sound of the forest. They hunt small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles either from perches or while flying.
  • Habitat

    Look for Red-shouldered Hawks in deciduous woodlands, often near rivers and swamps. They build stick nests in a main crotch of a large tree. During migration, Red-shouldered Hawks often move high overhead along ridges or along the coast.

Wild Turkey

A visit from a Wild Turkey this week.  This lone male turkey was scratching around the bird feeders looking for some seeds.  The previous evening, we had 3 male turkeys in the yard.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Barred Owl Visit

While feeding our resident deer early this morning, I looked up into a nearby tree and saw this Barred Owl staring at me.   We hear two of them on a regular basis calling each other in the early morning or evening.   Thanks to Bridget for grabbing the camera and getting these photos!!