Birds of Prey

This morning in my wanderings, I observed several birds of prey and a very large crow, being harassed by blackbirds.  And for good reason!  They are all trying to feed their ravenous nestlings, sometimes with the adults or nestlings of other species! The owner of a new wetland in my area took me around on his […]

Lake-side Warbler Babies

Juvenile male Common Yellowthroat

Young Swallows and Phoebes were not the only babies seen the other morning by kayak.  Young warbler families were also active along the lakeside at Montour Preserve.  There were several Common Yellowthroat families skulking in the vines and dogwood by the water, very upset that I was invading their territory.  Yellow warblers also abounded, and two […]