Friday, April 24, 2009
Parents feeding at the mealworm box. They learned very quickly how to use it.
baby chickadees only 2 days old.April 10th.
Squirrel feeding on corn stick.
Bluebird baby just prior to leaving the nest.
Mom at nesting box with first brood.
I am so excited this year as I have had bluebirds return to have another brood. Of the 4 eggs,3 hatched and left the nest on april 5th 2009. The parents are already working very hard at building another nest. They started it friday april 10th.
the photos enclosed are taken in my back yard and I am such a novice photographer. Please excuse the poor pictures but wanted to share......
Thanks for being in Tallahassee. Your help,friendship and wonderful store has made such a compliment to my life.
Love, Christine Reker
Friday, April 10, 2009
The eaglet in the nest by the saltwater boat ramp is exercising his wings and getting ready to fledge. Parents are watching close by and chasing off intruders. Several other adults are prominent at other areas of the refuge.
There are still 6-8 different kinds of ducks at Lighthouse Pond, though Redheads are the most numerous. A flushed the flocks, but they settled quickly.
Little birds are numerous around the Visitor’s Center.
Susan and I went to the bird banding at Fort Morgan on March 28th. It was my first time there...Susan's second. We went to both banding stations, but the quieter one was where the two Freds were. I did enjoy meeting Bob Sargent. He was great with the kids.
(1) Susan is holding and then releasing a warbler. (2)The table where the birds are measured and info input into the computer. (3)The female cardinal was the most fiesty of all the birds banded. She fussed the whole time. (4)I added the picture of the little girl to show that even the little people are given the opportunity to release the birds after they are banded and measured. (5) This shows the being measured. (6) Just as we were leaving the park we saw this Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It was caught and banded the next day.