Archive for June, 2008

Brown Thrasher, Only Seen For an Instant

June 15th, 2008 Comments Off on Brown Thrasher, Only Seen For an Instant

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there. OK, It started like this. Mom and Dad are eating sushi (yum!), and for some reason I don’t remember I go to the kitchen sink and look out the window there. All of a sudden a brown jay-winged but a little smaller flies into one of our bushes. I knew in an instant it was a Brown Thrasher. In the 06-07 breeding season a pair of Thrashers nested in our yard. This year (07-08) two Carolina Wrens nested. Who will come next?

Red-tailed Hawk Makes Appearance

June 11th, 2008 Comments Off on Red-tailed Hawk Makes Appearance

A long time ago, I read that Blue Jays, though they are pests, can assist in knowing if a hawk or eagle is around. The Blue Jays will usually start screeching. With that in mind, today I heard Blue Jays going CRAZY up in our tallest tree. To look up I had to bend down (far) and look up. When I finally get into a comfortable position and I study the situation-5 to 8 Blue Jays (screeching and dive-bombing hawk), 1 squirrel (apparently dead), 1 Red-tailed Hawk (devouring squirrel). Actually, I wasn’t able to ID the hawk until it flew away. While the hawk was around, My sister noticed a LIVING squirrel hiding and still as a statue plus petrified. I got a little worried about the small songbirds when the hawk came 4-5 times. eak!

 

Sorry, Not Much Dedication

June 9th, 2008 Comments Off on Sorry, Not Much Dedication

Hey everybody,

I haven’t had much time to expand this blog because¬†I have other priorities. Also expect a three week silence starting June 19th until some time during the first week of July(I think).

-Jonathan (Admin)