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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
American Kestrel - This amazing falcon is nesting in this box which is located about 40 feet from our back deck! How cool is that..!! The mother and father take turns, although stats say that father sits about 15%-20% of the time and mama takes up residence on the nest all night. For some facts on the Kestrel : http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id
And to see a live cam with 4 baby American Kestrel chicks born the end of May from Boise, ID: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2451
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I anticipate that there was a Blue Jay nest in this tree and they were protecting it. After about 5 min and a few feathers shed, the Bald Eagle got fed up and flew to another nearby tree.. With his wings covering his head as he flies away, one would think he was humiliated by the outcome!
This is the time of year when one can watch the gaspereau make their way up the fish ladders in Grand River Falls. It is quite the show and facinating to watch them not only go up the ladders, but also up the falls! They must be extremely tired when they finally get to the top!
|Grand River Falls|
Fish Ladders - Grand River Falls
|Gaspereau resting in the pool|
|Lots of gaspereau!!!!|
|Gaspereau running up the river|
|Posing for a photo before continuing on!|
Monday, June 4, 2012
This is a magnificant dragonfly that has just emerged from nymph stage!!
(some information noted below)
Once the nymph is fully grown, and the weather is right, it will complete the metamorphosis into a dragonfly by crawling out of the water up the stem of a plant (In our case, on the log railing of our cabin deck). The nymph will shed its skin onto the stem of the plant and will then be a young dragonfly. The skin that the nymph left behind is called the exuvia and you can find the exuvia still stuck to the stem for a long time after the dragonfly has left it.