POTD 5/31/20

May 31, 2020 - THE LADY'S SLIPPERS - A Pair of Pink Lady's Slippers, also known as Pink Moccasin Flower, bloom along the beaver pond Sa...
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POTD 5/30/20

May 30, 2020 - RAIDING THE FLOWER POTS - Black-Capped Chickadee raids a flower pot for sand and gravel in the potting soil. Many bird s...
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POTD 5/29/20

May 29, 2020 - JUST DANDY - The Dandelion flowers have gone to seed. Each Dandelion flower head produces from 40-100 or more seeds whic...
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POTD 5/28/20

May 28, 2020 - FIRST BUTTERFLIES BACK - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is almost always the first butterfly we see each Spring. They show up...
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POTD 5/27/20

May 27, 2020 - ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE? - It might not seem that the somewhat homely Heron chicks with huge beaks and fuzzy emerging f...
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POTD 5/26/20

May 26, 2020 - Black flies are a seasonal annoyance in New England - and they are particularly bad right now. So we especially love the...
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POTD 5/25/20

May 24, 2020 - STANDING WATCH - Male Eastern Kingbird stands watch above his mate in the nest. Kingbirds are named for their aggressive...
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POTD 5/24/20

May 24, 2020 - CHATTY CATTY - Gray Catbird sings a spring song. Catbirds are in the family with Mockingbirds and Thrashers - one of the...
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POTD 5/23/20

May 23, 2020 - Hungry chicks - Heron chicks at the beaver pond beg for food. The chicks are born nearly naked with eyes tightly closed.
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POTD 5/22/20_2

May 22, 2020 - HEY BEAR - A small Black Bear showed up in our yard this morning looking for spilled bird seed. Bears in our woods are f...
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POTD 5/22/20

May 22, 2020 - Vic and I are fortunate to live in a beautiful natural forest - full of wildlife and beauty. We were gifted a drone vide...
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POTD 5/21/20

May 20, 2020 - DON'T PULL THOSE DANDELIONS - Each Dandelion head contains up to 100 individual flowers, known as florets, which contain...
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POTD 5/20/20

May 20, 2020 - PATCH OF BRIGHTNESS - Bluet blooms pop up all over the orchard and yard. The tiny patch-forming blossoms are a bright sp...
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POTD 5/19/20

May 19, 2020 - SPRING UNFOLDING - Trees are just leafing out in New Hampshire coming into Memorial Day, the unofficial start of Summer.
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POTD 5/18/20

May 18, 2020 - Thanks for visiting my Nature Photo Of The Day blog. Vic and I live in a beautiful, natural forest - which delivers up...
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POTD 5/17/20

May 16, 2020 - Thanks for visiting my Nature Photo Of The Day blog. Vic and I live in a beautiful, natural forest - which delivers up...
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POTD 5/16/20

May 15, 2020 - Thanks for visiting my Nature Photo Of The Day blog. Vic and I live in a beautiful, natural forest - which delivers up...
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POTD 5/15/20

May 15, 2020 - HUNTING - Great Blue Heron hunts on the beaver pond...spearing a huge catfish. Herons have a barbed "tongue" which helps...
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POTD 5/14/20

May 14, 2020 - WELCOME BACK - We are so happy that a pair of Baltimore Orioles have come back this year. We had Orioles for the first t...
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POTD 5/13/20

May 13, 2020 - GETTING WARMED UP - To conserve energy, Hummingbirds slow down their body processes during the night. To get warmed up i...
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POTD 5/12/20

May 12, 2020 - GROUNDHOG DAY? - Weeks of "Stay-at-Home" have made every day seem like Groundhog Day - but today actually WAS Groundhog...
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POTD 5/11/20_2

May 11, 2020 - FLASHY FLICKER - With their odd habits and bold markings, many people don't suspect Flickers are Woodpeckers. This femal...
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POTD 5/11/20

May 10, 2020 - WHAT KIND OF HUMMINGBIRD IS THIS? - Orioles are insectivores throughout the year, but most Orioles also sip nectar from...
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POTD 5/10/20

May 09, 2020 - EGGS IN THE NEST - Female Heron settles down on eggs in the nest at the beaver pond. Another nest at the beaver pond alr...
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POTD 5/9/20 WTF?

May 09, 2020 - WTF? - We have been watching for the Hummingbirds return, and finally saw a male yesterday. He had to poke through snow...
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POTD 5/8/20_2

May 08, 2020 - IF YOU CAN'T STOP - JUST WAVE AS YOU GO BY - Tom Turkey gives a little wave as he heads for the hills yesterday.
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POTD 5/8/20

May 08, 2020 - MOURNING DOVES - A pair of Mourning Doves forage together. Doves are monogamous and some pairs remain together for more...
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POTD 5/7/20 Heron Chicks

May 06, 2020 - HERON CHICK FUZZ - The first sign of Heron chicks is barely visible as mother Heron adjusts sticks in the nest around he...
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POTD 5/6/20_2

May 05, 2020 - Wood Thrush collects materials for nest building. Thrushes have unusually large eyes, an adaptation to their preferred h...
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POTD 5/6/20

May 05, 2020 - FAMILY WAY - Geese on Mill Pond keep their goslings in line. Geese young are hatched with eyes open, fully feathered, ca...
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POTD 5/5/20_2

May 05, 2020 - SOCIAL DISTANCING - Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers - male at right, female at left - share drill holes on a Birch tree at app...
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POTD 5/5/20

May 05, 2020 - LEAFING - Leaves of a Hobblebush Viburnum unfold above the brook from the beaver pond as Spring springs out in New Hamps...
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POTD 5/4/20

May 04, 2020 - WILD OATS - One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the New Hampshire woods is the Sessile Bellwort. It is in the Lily...
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POTD 5/3/20

May 03, 2020 - LOOKING FOR BUGS - A Yellow-Rumped Warbler watches for bugs at the beaver pond. May brings black flies to New Hampshire,...
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POTD 5/3/20_2 Bird Day

May 02, 2020 - Our Spring birds were back in large numbers today, which I photographed in this order: Female Purple Finch, Chickadee, W...
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POTD 5/2/20

May 02, 2020 - FLASHY GRACKLE - Two Common Grackles chow down at the feeder. Grackles look black but sport beautiful iridescence which...
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POTD 5/1/20

May 01, 2020 - NESTING HERON UPDATE - Activity in the Heron nests has calmed down as the females sit on eggs. Incubation is 2-3 weeks -...
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