Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sounds and Sights of Spring

In Philadelphia, the sounds and sights of impending Spring are all around. Residents are singing, often dueling with neighbors in their song:

Northern Cardinal vigilant on his territory

Tufted Titmouse singing with purpose.
 The Bald Eagle pair at Heinze NWR are well into their nesting, with hatching having occurred, or about to occur ...

Bald Eagle and aerie at Heinz NWR
 In parks, ponds, fields, and streams, the Canada Geese are in constant contention ...

Canada Goose confrontation

The first migrants are beginning to appear, such as this lone Great Egret ...

Great Egret - FOY

Through it all, the Northern Saw-whet Owl continues to roost in the same spot at Heinz Refuge ...

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Good Birding!

1 comment:

swenglishexpat said...

Such a pleasure to look at your bird photos, and I now realise that it was not any old heron in winter shroud I spotted the other week, but a Great White Egret. My European bird book does not mark their presence in Moenchengladbach in Germany, but I have photographic evidence now. ;-)


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