Was able to get a shot of this Oriole singing away while up in Wisconsin over the Memorial Day holiday. I know they are here in the St. Louis region and have actually seen one down by SIUE but they never visit my backyard for some reason.
What a difference in 5 days.
Black Crowned Night Heron taking step.
The first hummingbird of the year has arrived!
Canada Goose family outing at the Watershed Nature Center.
Since I had a day off I went over to Blackburn Park in Webster Groves to see the young owls while they are still hanging around the nest. Two of them were in the trees while the youngest was still in the nest. It was so much fun watching them soaking up the sun and testing their wings. Mom was close by keeping watch on them. It won’t be long before the youngest is out of the tree with its siblings.
Was given a tip about some baby owls over in Blackburn Park in Webster Groves. I let some friends know who live nearby and they were able to get lots of shots. Finally I was able to go over and see them for myself. This little guy is the largest of the three and was in the branch above the nest. The other two were hiding in the hollow. They are just so cute and it is wonderful to see these youngsters getting ready to fledge completely.
Was able to capture a shot of this beautiful Leucistic Northern Cardinal along the MCT trail between Troy and Glen Carbon.