Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Have a safe, pleasant, and bird-filled weekend.
Last but not least, remember the reason for the holiday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

More pictures from Squaw Creek.

A Rose-breasted grosbeak

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Green Heron

I went down to Squaw Creek NWR yesterday. There were lots of birds out and about in their breeding finery. I'll be posting more pictures in the next few days.

This guy, like all Green herons was really skittish, and he didn't hang around to pose for very long.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Young'uns

Have been having provider and computer issues. Think they are resolved now. Took these photos a couple of days ago. From the appearance of the "baby bird", I'm guessing it hadn't been hatched for very long. There were a couple of the little ones, and boy could they move, though one still had kind of wobbly legs.

Mamma Kildeer

He's so cute

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer Residents and a Migrant

Went up to Branched Oak Lake today and a couple of summer residents and one migrant chose to pose.

The summer residents:

Barn swallow

Western kingbird

The migrant:
Harris' sparrow

Monday, May 3, 2010

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

I decided to drive down to Squaw Creek NWR today. I'm happy I did, because I got a lifer today. Behold a Yellow-crowned night-heron.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Finally, some decent bird photos taken in Nebraska!

When I first saw this guy, I thought, oh, a Red-tailed hawk. Then as I got closer, I realized nope, an Osprey. Just as I got my camera lined up, he decided he wasn't in the mood for posing.