POTD 5/22/22

May 22, 2022 - WILD CALLA - Water Alum Calla palustris or Wild Calla at the beaver pond. On watch for the heron chicks and noticed this...
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POTD 5/21/22

May 21, 2022 - LOVE BIRDS - Many species males offer food to their mates as part of courtship, presumably signaling their ability to pr...
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POTD 5/20/22

May 20, 2022 - EYE PROTECTION - Most birds have a third eyelid called the nictitating membrane, a thin translucent or clear membrane th...
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POTD 5/19/22

May 19, 2022 - 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 ma...
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POTD 5/18/22

May 18, 2022 - NEVER TOO EARLY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS - A Heron chick, only hatched a few days ago, spreads out in the nest under the pro...
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POTD 5/17/22

May 17, 2022 - BATH TIME - With the recent string of hot weather, we have noticed more birds bathing in the bird bath...but it was part...
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POTD 5/16/22

May 16, 2022 - BACK FOR THE SEASON - Rose-breasted Grosbeak is back - right on schedule. Grosbeaks are highly migratory nesting across...
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POTD 5/15/22

May 15, 2022 - CHICKS - Heron chicks growing every day...keeping an eye on them as they grow.
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POTD 5/14/22

May 14, 2022 - SEEDY - Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker taking seeds from a feeder...using his tail for leverage.
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POTD 5/13/22

May 13, 2022 - NEWLY HATCHED - Heron chick barely visible above the side of the nest on the beaver pond. Adult Heron standing at the si...
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POTD 5/12/22

May 12, 2022 - TRICKY BIRDS - To keep their eggs and young safe from predators, ground-nesting birds like the Killdeer use camouflage a...
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POTD 5/11/22

May 11, 2022 - HUMMINGBIRD TONGUE - Hummingbirds have a long, slender tongue that can be extended far beyond the tip of the bill. They...
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POTD 5/10/22

May 10, 2022 - DANGER ABOVE - A Great Blue Heron hurries back to the nest as a large hawk circles overhead. Herons build their nests on...
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POTD 5/9/22

May 09, 2022 - FOREST IS STARTING TO BLOOM - Goldthread blooms along the brook to the beaver pond. Goldthread is in the Buttercup famil...
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POTD 5/8/22

May 08, 2022 - JUST IN FROM BALTIMORE - Actually, Baltimore Orioles spend winters in Central and South America, but migrate north in Sp...
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POTD 5/7/22

May 07, 2022 - HUMMING - Hummingbirds have arrived back at our patio feeders. The males always come first and came a few days later thi...
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POTD 5/6/22

May 06, 2022 - SPLISH SPLASH - White-throated Sparrow bathes in a sailing-themed patio birdbath. Little birds find this shallow water f...
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POTD 5/5/22

May 05, 2022 - FOG IN THE HOOD - Herons sit on nests on the beaver pond on a foggy Wednesday in New Hampshire. Herons are big birds wit...
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POTD 5/4/22

May 04, 2022 - GROUNDED - We rarely see a pileated Woodpecker on the ground...but this female was looking around in the yard yesterday.
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POTD 5/3/22

May 03, 2022 - I'M PRETTY TOO - The Northern Cardinal is named for it's bright red color, like the robes of the cardinals of the Roman...
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POTD 5/2/22

May 02, 2022 - BEEN WAITIN' FOR A SUNNY DAY - A Painted Turtle on a log on the beaver pond on a sunny Sunday in New Hampshire.
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POTD 5/1/22

May 01, 2022 - MAYDAY WILDFLOWER - Sessile Bellwort bloom emerging...among the first New Hampshire wildflowers.
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