Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Something New at the Bog

1. gray bog-kab Stirling Bog 5-9-12

It is a cool, damp day when I head to the bog to count birds. After days of rain the bog is full of water and birds! In amongst the stumps I see something new, something I have never seen here before…

2. egret-kab A Great Egret!

 

3. GREG-kabThe Egret is hunting among the new green reeds, but…

 

4. Hunter-kab He is not the only hunter!

 

5. jungle cat-kab A domestic tiger leaps…

 

6. tiger-kab and slips away into the grass.

Perhaps this is why I am not seeing many small birds.

7. green bog-kab The bog is getting greener every day.

 

8. oriole-kab Baltimore Oriole May 10, 2012

When I return the next day there are even more birds to see.

9. mockingbird-kab Mockingbirds are singing up a storm!

 

10. egret beauty-kab The egret is still here! Only this time it is at the south end of the bog!

 

11. flickers-kab Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flickers

Across from me on a snag a pair of flickers mate and break apart.

12. flying-kab Flicker in flight 5-10-12

 

13. bullet bird-kab 

Wing tucked, beak extended, the bird looks like a bullet!

 

14. flicker-kab 

The male watches her fly away.

15. hunter returns-kab 

Once again I see the domestic tiger hunting the bog.

16. female redwings-kab

While the blackbirds sing.

World Bird Wednesday 

 

Birds Seen at the Bog between May 9th and 10th:

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Mallard
  3. Great Egret*
  4. Great Blue heron
  5. Green heron
  6. Red-tailed hawk
  7. Turkey Vulture
  8. Herring Gull
  9. Mourning Dove
  10. Belted Kingfisher
  11. Chimney Swift
  12. Eastern Kingbird
  13. Great-crested Flycatcher*
  14. Eastern Phoebe
  15. Blue Jay
  16. American Crow
  17. Tree Swallow
  18. Northern Flicker
  19. Red-bellied woodpecker
  20. Black-capped chickadee
  21. American Robin
  22. Northern Mockingbird
  23. European Starling
  24. Gray catbird
  25. Song sparrow
  26. Northern Cardinal
  27. Red-winged blackbird
  28. Common Grackle
  29. Baltimore Oriole

*New at bog

13 comments:

  1. Hi Kathie, you have a great list of bird from the bog. I hope the kittie doesn't kill the small birds.

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  2. Nice colouring on that new four legged species you spotted Kathie.

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  3. Nice, interesting post! Looks like a very good birding day with 29 species spotted!

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  4. A very interesting habitat. Great to see the Egret. I hope that cat leaves enough birds for you to keep photographing them.

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    1. Beautiful birds, the domestic tiger seemed quite busy too. My favorite is oriole, what colour!

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  5. Very interesting post!I enjoyed the shots and I too hope the cat doesn't kill all the birds!Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

    Shantana

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  6. Quite an active bog there. How cool that you have a egret to photograph!

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  7. Interesting catbird you've found at the bog. Another lifer? ;)

    The egret is marvelous and I love that last shot with all the blackbirds.

    Saw some swifts today. Way to fast for me to photograph.

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  8. What a wonderful documentation of the happenings of the bog. I would love to se a Baltimore oriole for myself. Wonderful to see the Great Egret.

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  9. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. So many different birds you spotted!! Beautiful post! :)

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  11. Great shots, Kathie! Congrats on the egret! They're beautiful birds!

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  12. The second shot of the egret looks like she is wearing a gossamer gown! This swamp reminds me so much of the Great Dismal Swamp we used to visit in Virginia!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.