POTD 5/31/21

May 31, 2021 - MEMORIAL DAY 2021
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POTD 5/30/21

May 30, 2021 - WINGING IT - Male Pileated Woodpecker with a wing out sunning or preening - field guides say they do both - preening at...
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POTD 5/29/21

May 29, 2021 - CHIP SIP - A Chipmunk takes advantage of the bird bath for a sip. The Eastern Chipmunk is in the Squirrel family and the...
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POTD 5/28/21

May 28, 2021 - CARDINAL RULE - The male Cardinal has been pretty regular around the yard recently...but our friend's grandmother died r...
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POTD 5/27/21

May 27, 2021 - BEAVER POND VERSION OF MATERNITY WARD AND NERVOUS DAD - Since male and female Great Blue Herons basically look alike - i...
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POTD 5/26/21

May 26, 2021 - PAIR OF SLIPPERS - Twin blooming Pink Lady's Slippers...aka Pink Moccasin Flower...next to the beaver pond. In the Orchi...
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POTD 5/25/21

May 25, 2021 - GRAND MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN is grand under a late Spring New Hampshire sky from McCoy Road.
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POTD 5/24/21

May 24, 2021 - Cascading Wisteria blooms above our back door. We've been in this house for 25 years - and the Wisteria has never bloome...
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POTD 5/23/21

May 23, 2021 - BUGGING OUT - Female Baltimore Oriole hunts bugs in the Mountain Ash tree. Many birds change their diets from bird feede...
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POOTD 5/22/21

May 22, 2021 - EATING WHAT YOU NEED - Male Cardinal eating leaves...bird behavior books say birds eat leaves and other plant material....
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POTD 5/21/21

May 21, 2021 - ORANGE YOU GLAD? - Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker enjoys oranges we put out for the Orioles. We've seen other woodpeckers,...
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POTD 5/20/21

May 20, 2021 - FREDDY EDDY - A Green Frog hangs out in an eddy on the brook from the beaver pond.
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POTD 5/19/21

May 19, 2021 - IT'S THAT EARLY ONE - An American Robin snaps up an earthworm. David Sibley's book said it had been calculated that a si...
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POTD 5/18/21

May 18, 2021 - THERE'S GOLD IN THEM WOODS - Goldthread blooms along the brook from the beaver pond. Goldthread is a low-growing perenni...
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POTD 5/17/21

May 17, 2021 - BIRDS AND THE BEES - BIRD EDITION - Tree Swallows mate on the beaver pond. Send the children to the other room and dim t...
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POTD 5/1621

May 16, 2021 - WANNA DANCE? - Male Baltimore Oriole in courtship as he faces the female and bows deeply with tail spread and wings part...
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POTD 5/15/21

May 15, 2021 - CAN JUST REACH - Female Hummingbird reaches to preen her tail. Birds spend at least 10 percent of their day preening the...
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POTD 5/14/21

May 14, 2021 - FALL IN - Gooslings fall in behind Mom on Mill Pond.
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POTD 5/13/21

May 13, 2021 - Maybe I should call it BPOTD...Bird Photo of the Day...since the POTD is so frequently a bird photo, like this one of a...
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POTD 5/12/21

May 12, 2021 - SITTING ON NESTS - Herons at the beaver pond are sitting on nests. After reconstructing several nests this year - it app...
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POTD 5/11/21

May 11, 2021 - HUMMER TONGUE - Hummingbirds feed by dipping their long slender tongues into the nectar inside a flower - or a sugar-wat...
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POTD 5/10/21

May 10, 2021 - ROSY MAY COLORS - Painted Trillium blooming along the brook from the beaver pond and the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak share a...
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POTD 5/9/21

May 09, 2021 - We had a male Baltimore Oriole show up last week...and I read that Baltimore Orioles mate for life - BUT - because their...
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POTD 5/8/21

May 08, 2021 - DAY DRINKIN' - Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker drinks from a tree limb scar on a maple tree. All birds need water - and wood...
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POTD 5/7/21

May 07, 2021 - SHOWY MALE - Buntings, like this male Indigo Bunting, are strongly sexually dimorphic - the males and females look diffe...
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POTD 5/6/21

May 06, 2021 - TICKLEWEED? - False Hellebore coming up on the edge of the beaver pond catches fallen maple blossoms. False Hellebore, V...
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POTD 5/5/21

May 05, 2021 - THE OTHER END - I was scouting for blooming wildflowers at the far end of the beaver pond Tuesday...a tranquil place....
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POTD 5/4/21

May 04, 2021 - GROSBEAK BACK - We are always amazed - but no longer surprised - when birds come back in the Spring at almost EXACTLY th...
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POTD 5/3/21

May 03, 2021 - BLUE BIRD DAY - We had a Blue Bird Day Sunday - with more Spring birds arriving - and we don't normally have Bluebirds,...
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POTD 5/2/21

May 02, 2021 - GREAT BLUE HERON uses his 6' wingspan - landing on a branch near his nest on the beaver pond. The Herons have built 3 ne...
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POTD 5/1/21

May 01, 2021 - SPRING BLOOMS EMERGING - Hobblebush Virburnum beginning to bloom along the brook. The name Hobblebush refers to the fact...
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