POTD 6/30/21

June 30, 2021 - HEY CHICKS - Turkey Chicks showed up in the yard today. The Momma Turkeys occasionally bring their chicks to the yard to...
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POTD 6/29/21

June 29, 2021 - ON HER NEST - Red-Eyed Vireo barely visible in her intricately woven, pendulous, open-cup nest. This one is in a young O...
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POTD 6/28/21

June 28, 2021 - FEED ME - Female Hairy Woodpecker feeds juvenile. Lots of baby woodpeckers at the feeders now.
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POTD 6/27/21

June 27, 2021 - WHAT'S UP? - CONTINUED - When I had a question about the behavior of a woodpecker stretched out on a branch in yesterday...
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POTD 6/26/21

June 26, 2021 - NICE TO HAVE A BUDDY - Heron chicks on the beaver pond are big enough to be left alone in the nest while the parents hun...
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POTD 6/25/21

June 25, 2021 - WHAT'S UP? - I try to determine what is happening in the photos of nature I take. I use field guides, bird behavior book...
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POTD 6/24/21

June 24, 2021 - GOOD DUCK FOOD - Young Wood Duck eating favorite food - mosquito larvae - on the beaver pond. We love seeing wildlife on...
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POTD 6/23/21

June 23, 2021 - SHAKE IT OFF - A White-Breasted Nuthatch does a preening shake. Birds spend up to 20 percent of each day preening. A ses...
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POTD 6/22/21

June 22, 2021 - HAPPY SUMMER - Coreopsis blooms in the summer sun. Monday was the first day of Summer - following the Summer Solstice. S...
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POTD 6/21/21

June 21, 2021 - SINGIN' FOR SUMMER - Male Cardinal finds the highest branch to sing out for the first day of Summer. After the Summer So...
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POTD 6/20/21

June 20, 2021 - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY - Here's to all the Dads out there bringing home the bacon! Dads of many bird species share in raisin...
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POTD 6/19/21

June 19, 2021 - BEAVER POND ORCHID - We watch for the Rose Pogonia blooming on the beaver pond every year. This wild, wetland orchid, li...
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POTD 6/18/21

June 18, 2021 - DUCKY - Young Wood Duck on the beaver pond. Ducklings show amazing precocity - feeding themselves and diving skillfully...
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POTD 6/17/21

June 17, 2021 - BABY BIRD TIME - Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker feeds newly fledged chick. Woodpeckers bring their young to the trees with...
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POTD 6/16/21

June 16, 2021 - MOMBRELLA - Heron chicks huddle up under mother Heron during a rain squall on the beaver pond. The chicks won't be big e...
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POTD 6/15/21

June 15, 2021 - FOOD FIGHT - Common Grackle (left) in a stand-off with a female Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Grackles can be bullies at feede...
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POTD 6/14/21

June 14, 2021 - BONUS DAY ON THE BEAVER POND - Fluffy, fair-weather clouds are always welcome to spice up the photo - add a reflection -...
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POTD 6/13/21

June 13, 2021 - TAKING CARE - Momma Heron taking care of small chicks in the nest on the beaver pond.
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POTD 6/12/21

June 12, 2021 - OH DEER - Young doe curious to be spotted on the road.
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POTD 6/11/21

June 11, 2021 - CAN YOU GROW INTO THAT BEAK? - Heron chick with a beak almost as big as the parent...has some growing to do.
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POTD 6/10/21

June 10, 2021 - BRINGING HOME THE BACON - Female Bluebird brings her catch back to the nest hole on the beaver pond. The male Bluebird i...
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POTD 6/9/21

June 09, 2021 - BABY ROBIN - A fledgling Robin near the nest on our solar array. The young bird flew off - maybe for the first time - sh...
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POTD 6/8/21

June 08, 2021 - PORCUPINE IN A PEAR TREE - We caught a small Porcupine in our Asian Pear tree near the garden this morning. Common Porcu...
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POTD 6/7/21

June 07, 2021 - TRANQUILITY - Fragrant Water-Lily bloom on the beaver pond. The water lilies are just starting to bloom and make for a c...
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POTD 6/6/21

June 06, 2021 - BLUEBIRDS, like many other species, build their nests inside a cavity. This is usually an old woodpecker hole - like the...
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POTD 6/5/21

June 05, 2021 - TURTLE LOVE - A large Snapping Turtle showed up in the yard today. We see her every year, up from the beaver pond to lay...
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POTD 6/4/21

June 04, 2021 - PURPLE FINCH? - The state bird of New Hampshire, the Purple Finch, is not really purple. Why the name? The species name,...
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POTD 6/3/21

June 03, 2021 - THE CHICKS - Herons chicks waiting to be fed. I check on Heron nests on a couple of beaver ponds - and when I checked ba...
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POTD 6/2/21

June 02, 2021 - FALLNG WATER - Waterfalls are tranquil places and when rain swells the beaver pond, the brook from the beaver pond has c...
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POTD 6/1/21

June 01, 2021 - BUNCHES OF BUNCHBERRIES - Blooming Bunchberries remind me of Dogwood tree blooms in Indiana - for good reason - because...
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