Bringing food to the nest.
A group of Wood Ducks in formation over Bath Nature Preserve.
The name is not a misnomer; even though Spring is here this bird is still known as a “Winter Wren” no matter what time of year it is.
A pair of American Coots feeding on aquatic plants, as seen from the nature trail at Krabill Lodge / Chippewa Lake. American Coots are one of the most widespread aquatic birds in North America.
A song sparrow sings from the rusty remains of some old dredging equipment at Chippewa Inlet Trail.
A large group of Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Duck, and Bufflehead fly from Lake Medina after a fishing boat got too close.
“I’m a hawk and I can eat a snake. If I want to. I guess.”
Flycatchers can be hard to identify; I believe this is an Eastern Phoebe but it was not displaying the characteristic tail flick that is common with the species.
It’s a struggle for the Pileated Woodpecker to hold onto the suet feeder, and also maneuver his bill to reach the suety-goodness inside! That’s what happens when you are a woodpecker, and nearly the size of a crow.
An outing to Chippewa Inlet Trail produced several new “life birds” for North America, which is rewarding and also a bit of a challenge now that I’m at 176 unique species. (At least, a challenge as long as I’m only birding in Ohio.) There was a group of shorebirds on a mud flat, and at …