Came upon this grouchy female redwing blackbird while hiking. Must have been a nest nearby, there was much scolding.Continue reading Redwing blackbirds
It’s always such a treat to see the migrating loons in downtown Madison. Hope to see (and hear) them in Northern Wisconsin this summer.Continue reading Downtown loons
I saw my first sandhill cranes of the season yesterday! A sure sign of spring.Continue reading The sandhills return
A photograph I did not take, of a bald eagle flying over downtown Madison.
I was waiting at a stoplight on University Avenue this morning, when a large bird in the sky caught my eye. The dark wings and torso with white head and tail feathers were unmistakable. It was a bald eagle flying over downtown Madison. A sign that today is going to be a good day.
It’s been reported that the number of bald eagle nests in Wisconsin have broken records the past few years. They’re becoming more common here in southern Wisconsin, and there have been a number of confirmed nests in the Madison area. It’s getting close to the time of the year when eagles begin nesting. Maybe the eagle I saw today was searching for a suitable spot to raise its young?
Two sandhill cranes showed up at my library’s bird feeder today. I had never seen these birds let humans get so close to them! The college student above was about 10 feet way.Continue reading Tame sandhill cranes