Saturday, May 7, 2016

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

For the last 5-6 years, we have had Ruby-throated Hummingbirds nesting near or on our property.  I put out the feeders in mid-March and have only seen the ocassional hummingbird.  This morning I hung around the yard from 6:30 AM til 10 AM.  On my way out to get the newspaper, a mature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was at the north feeder.  I set up camp in a chair and watched the male come back to the feeder four times.  A female came in and worked both our red and white honeysuckle bushes near the feeder.  After 8:30 AM, I switched to the southern feeder on the other side of the house and two females showed up numerous time.  Below are some of the best photos of the day.










Sunday, May 1, 2016

RED FOX DEN

We had the opportunity to photograph some Red Fox kits at a local den site.  They were very entertaining when they finally appeared.  Their den was a Gopher Tortoise hole.  The sandy mound that you see in most of the photos is the excavated soil.  I don't know whether the foxes added to the pile, but it was an impressive hole.  There were supposed to be six kits, we saw only four at one time, and could get only three into a photo.





















 Shaking off the sand