Category Archives: Birds

Red-Winged Blackbirds

On my morning walk today I chanced upon a flock of red-winged blackbirds feeding on the 15th tee of the George Fazio Golf Course here on the Island.  As I came along the path from the 11th green I saw … Continue reading

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Ospreys

I’ve just finished reading the book Return of the Osprey: A Season of Flight and Wonder by David Gessner, a Christmas gift from my daughter Lucy. While reading it I quite naturally thought about ospreys I have known in my … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk

Billie and I have established a two-mile route which we walk each morning, at a pace faster than the dogs can handle, and we find that this is a good way to get our daily exercise and to explore the … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning…

I took a long walk with the dogs this morning, looping around the entrance to Inverness Village to the 11th tee, down the 11th fairway cart path, and then to the 12th tee and fairway and then home at the … Continue reading

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Osprey Nest

We discovered a great disappointment yesterday–the huge pine tree along the lagoon bordering the eleventh fairway is gone!  There is no clue as to what happened to the tree, but whatever the fate the “scene of the crime/disaster” has been … Continue reading

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Backyard Birds

We have really been lucky that the deer have been happy being somewhere else this spring because their scarcity makes it much easier to enjoy the backyard birds.  Deer have a habit of bumping the bird feeders with their noses, … Continue reading

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Mockingbird

Early morning walks here in Inverness Village often involve encounters with birds, both songbirds and large wading birds.  I don’t mean that the encounters are face-to-face or always even that close, but occasionally the distances are surprisingly small.  This mockingbird … Continue reading

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Red-bellied woodpecker

We have a red-bellied woodpecker in our neighborhood, and he is recognizable not only by his distinctive markings but also by his unique voice.  Billie found him feeding on insects on a tree-trunk yesterday as we walked the dogs, and … Continue reading

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Heron Coming Back?

This great blue heron has been hanging around our small lakes for a couple of days now since the cold has abated a bit, and from time to time I’ve seen another GBH circling the lakes and dipping low overhead.  … Continue reading

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Wind…

I’m concerned about the effects of the wind on the wildlife scene here on the Island.  Earlier we saw some great blue herons begin their nest-building rituals, in tall pines between our two lakes in Inverness Village.  I photographed this … Continue reading

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