POTD 5/21/22

May 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

LOVE BIRDS -  Many species males offer food to their mates as part of courtship, presumably signaling their ability to provide for future offspring. This Cardinal pair exchanges a seed at the feeder.

POTD 5/20/22

May 20, 2022  •  1 Comment

EYE PROTECTION - Most birds have a third eyelid called the nictitating membrane, a thin translucent or clear membrane that flicks across the eye from front to back to protect the eye while still allowing some vision. Woodpeckers, like this male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, close it as their bill hits wood.

POTD 5/19/22

May 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

SKYWARD - I know my Picture of the Day is usually of a bird...because we LOVE birds and we live in the forest with so many birds right in front of us. But sometimes we get off our mountain and drive to town and we pass this view of Monadnock Mountain - almost always worth stopping for a picture.

POTD 5/18/22

May 18, 2022  •  1 Comment

NEVER TOO EARLY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS - A Heron chick, only hatched a few days ago, spreads out in the nest under the protective cover of mother Heron. Heron chicks don't always hatch at the same time - and one chick can dominate the nest space - as this one does over its' two nest mates.

POTD 5/17/22

May 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

BATH TIME - With the recent string of hot weather, we have noticed more birds bathing in the bird bath...but it was particularly fun to see a male Hummingbird bathing in the rain of a sudden downpour.