|Fredie & Voltaire|
General Brock (male)
What a difference a day makesThis next four or so photos are taken over the span of a week (May 28 to June 6th). Soon they will be learning how to fly, hunt and perform aerial displays at the foot of the ambassador bridge. Six Falcons? Very Cool!
|June 5th - Twitter (yellow) & General Brock (red)|
|June 7th - Viper (blue)|
|Twitter dropped part of a dead bird, so parent has to go pick it up.|
A quick walk at the Ojbiway Prairie had nice looks at Baltimore Checkerspots & Orchard Orioles among others. The Baltimore Checkerspot was in the exact same spot I saw it last year! Other birds seen at Ojibway this week are Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker, Field Sparrows, Indigo Buntings, plus you most common and basic birds. I'm saddened not to see any Eastern Bluebirds. Usually I hear and see them easily at this time of year.
|This summer, I will try to pay more attention to Skippers and Hairstreaks. I have a butterfly guide now!|
|The tiny Least Skipper. Least only in name.|
Here is a cool video about Peregrine Falcons and how they kill their prey:
I'd love to go out to Hamilton to see the breeding Prairie Warblers, but I just do not have the time. I might save seeing a Prairie Warbler for retirement...
Raymond Barlow shot this incredible photo of a Peregrine Falcon. You owe it to yourself to check it out:
Or Jerry Peltier's once in a lifetime photo of a Peregrine Falcon destroying a blue-jay in mid air.http://www.mybirdingplace.com/details.php?pic_id=3338
Bonus: Venus Eclipse!
|The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Hinode spacecraft captured this stunning view of the transit of Venus.|
You are a couple of butterflies up on me this year! I hope to get to Ojibway in early July.ReplyDelete
Blake, I would love to see an Olive Hairstreak. Call me next time you see one. Do people twitch butterflies? :-PReplyDelete
That is simply amazing to see how fast those falcons grow and change! Great job documenting the changes, must be very cool to see in person.ReplyDelete