Spectacular Shorebirds


  Spectacular shorebirds!   You bet.   To know them is to love them.  These little birds are superstars. Take a look at the gorgeous feather patterns and impressive bills on these shorebirds. Every spring and fall, shorebirds make their epic migratory journey to their arctic breeding grounds, then back …

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Baby Hummingbirds in the Garden


Baby Hummingbirds are feisty little creatures.   This is the best time of year to see them in my garden.   Why?   Their parents are gone.  Migrating south already.   The kids now have the garden all to themselves. Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds (The only species of hummingbird in Eastern North America) are fiercely territorial. …

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Life in a Great Blue Heron Colony: Check out these Babies!


Cute baby? Ugly baby? You decide… Oh my… Let me introduce you to one of our more photogenic baby birds in the area – Great Blue Herons. We are lucky to have a nesting colony of Great Blue Herons (more specifically, a “heronry”) north of us on the Trent River system.   …

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