So I did not expect to see anything more than the regulars on an hour walk in Prospect with baby girl. Thankfully, the mosquito bites were zero for us (yay!) and we were hoping to see some young birds. And so we did! A lovely little morning walk that I greatly enjoyed, Kestrel girl even stayed more awake for parts of our walk, she only gets more interactive with the world around her by the day! Quietly glaring at the world above her as she lays out in a bassinet, so she gets the best view of the treetops, if 8 week old babies can even see that far, she certainly sees the light breaking between the leaves, contrast in the tree and shrub layers that shaded us along much of our Lullwater walk. All I know, is for warbler season, next year, please roll me around, laid out in a bassinet to avoid all instances of warbler neck! It is the sure fire way to go!
Anyway, here are some of the feathered (and non-feathered) friends we saw today:
|A little beggar yelling for... something. Notice how bright the edges of the beak and inside of the mouth are...|
|This little buddy disrupted the swallow party.|
|This is another fledgling, an American Robin. That spotted belly is starting to molt away into that iconic red chest and belly.|
|I always love a great egret in flight.|
|And one last thing to enjoy before growling stomachs and dirty diapers summoned us, a native painted turtle, under an old leaf.|