I saw this guy a couple times lately. I was in the photo blind and he flew onto a snag and stayed a while. The lighting was terrible. It is at 5:00 in the morning... sometimes so foggy I can barely see.
I think it's a Merlin?
I'm hoping my birding friends can set me straight on the ID.
My game camera picked up this critter...
Usually I see the otters a few times while we're here, but this year I haven't seen the first one.
So I was happy my game camera caught him. I know... these guys are terrible when it comes to mortality of ducks and geese, and they can clean out a fishing hole overnight. But... I'll admit they are fun to watch.
We seldom see Great Blue Herons until late summer. This summer is no exception.
They are so nervous.... flying away at the first hint of vehicles or people. So I've had to do some sneaking around to get even a distant shot. He really does have 2 legs.... just tucking the right one under him for a while.
The goldenrod is already looking tarnished.... the highbush cranberries are starting to get red. Queen Anne's lace now looks like a field of dry bird nests. The leaves are coming down from the birches...
They crunch and crackle under the tires as I drive over them.
It's starting to look like autumn... and soon will be time to move on. I read other blogs by fellow travelers... it's nearly the time to migrate. Another couple of weeks and we'll be on the road.
That's All For Today!