"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Miscellaneous Birds

The following are some birds that I have not published before.  The first is what I believe to be a cackling goose.  Note the short neck and bill.  If there are other field marks that I am unaware of, or if I have misidentified the bird, please let me know...


The next are two photos of a red-tailed hawk in a forest...



Yellow-bellied sapsucker (juvenile) located near Jefferson...


 

This red-tailed hawk has just captured prey near a busy road...



The last photo is of a feral cat.  I have seen this cat in the past on the grounds of the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center...

 
I always assumed that it belonged to a park neighbor until I saw it slide into a hole under the rock it is sitting beside...
 
 
Whether domestic or feral, free roaming cats pose a huge threat to song birds and small mammals as this publication from the Smithsonian explains:
 


Thanks for visiting, be well, and come back soon.




No comments:

Post a Comment

I sincerely enjoy comments from my visitors. I must ask that those wishing to comment understand that moderation has become necessary due to the nature of some comments left in the past...

Visitor Counter