BIRD NOTES ~ March 23, 2009
Tom Turkeys photos by Al Merritt
About the Robins & Eagles
I also wondered what the Robins ate between seasons, when I saw them in a sumac bush in
*A pair of eagles is being seen regularly from the
35 Turkey Vultures were grounded for about an hour this morning by poor soaring weather. They gathered in the large oak and maple trees that surround our house. Several birds at a time would wander out to test the air and then return. When conditions (at least those as perceived from a vulture's perspective) improved they all gradually took to the air, formed a large kettle, and slowly disappeared from view.
---Charlie La Rosa,
Peregrine Pair at
A pair of Peregrine Falcons were swooping down close to the water's surface in the
This morning(3/21) in a field at the end of Blodgett Rd in Vernon: ~350 C. Geese, 11 Snow Geese-1 was a dark morph, 6 Green-winged Teal,~20 killdeer, ~60 Horned Larks, and 2 Bluebirds.
I birded along the
Great Blue Heron
Yesterday, Paul saw that the Northern Harrier had returned.
Wild Turkeys at Chipmunk Crossing
The eight Turkeys, (4 toms, 1 jake and 3 hens), that had been regular visitor’s to the cracked corn this past week to 10 days, have finally moved on. But, not before I managed a picture or two through the back window.(See attachments) The hen on the right seems unimpressed with their competitive strutting.
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand
and touches your heart.