A peacock freely roams the brewery grounds.
The pelican paddled away as fast as he could.
A nesting box is a bare necessity for tree swallows to raise their young.
Wild turkey roam the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve.
A determined peacock fought a gusty wind to display his iridescent plumage. For a moment we feared the wind might tip him over.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. — Victor Hugo
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
— Author Unknown
Seagull above Lake Michigan at Point Beach State Park.
A mourning dove surveys the forest.
A young Blue Bird enjoyed the birdbath on a warm summer night.
Mom and Dad were quite protective of their cygnets (baby swans).
Our resident hawk knows how to cool down on a hot day. We’ve had temperatures in the nineties nine out of the last ten days. Humid, too. Heat indices 100 degrees plus.
We found one of the tiny islands of Thousand Island Nature Center crowded with pelicans.
On top of the viewing tower at Collens Marsh by Reedsville, Wisconsin is a large Osprey nest. Here is a link to the live video camera. The eggs are expected to hatch between the 21st and 31st of May.
“It is said the eagle was used as [an American] national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. ‘They are shrieking for Freedom,’ said the patriots.
Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.”
–Maude M. Grant
“I’m wearing a tuxedo because I’m on my way to the Oscars. I’ve been nominated for my starring role in Happy Feet!”
The colorful and extremely noisy peacock likes to stick out from the crowd. Regal nobility requires attention!
This Purple Martin perched alone on the bridge rail after the rest of the flock flew off.
A peaceful interlude before the eggs are hatched.
The gander did his best to distract us as he protected his mate and their nest.
This somber little bird perched on a newly budded tree limb at Highcliff State Park.
The male Red-Winged Blackbird thinks he is sexy sitting high up in the tree puffing out his brightly marked wings and calling out a cheery tune. He is polygamous, and will mate with several females in his territory.
The bright colored Baltimore Oriole with its cheery song is a harbinger of spring.