Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A new breed of babies

This time of year is always a special time if you're an avid birder. Most of the bird migration is finished and the breeding and hatching of birds is well on it's way. While touring the golf course the other morning i was lucky enough to see our first new hatchlings of Wood Ducks in our #6 pond. Below is a picture of the new mom keeping the little ones close by.
The other new hatchlings that I keep a close eye on are our Eastern Bluebirds. I monitor all 20 of our nesting boxes throughout the golf course. Most Eastern Bluebirds will lay 5 eggs at a time, sometimes up to 3 times throughout the year. They are off to a good start this year, with 14 hatchlings already fledged. Hopefully they will surpass last years total of 30 hatchlings fledged. This week during my inspection of the nesting boxes i snapped a few pictures of one of the female Eastern Bluebirds and her young ones.


2 comments:

  1. Great work Jeff and some very cool photos!

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  2. 馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」......................................................

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