Friday, May 1, 2015

a few birds and a shrew

Wildlife this week: a blue jay near Lake Kittamaqundi

Horned grebe in breeding plumage on Lake Kittamaqundi (last Sunday)

Also at/on Lake Kittamaqundi: Caspian tern, great blue herons, pileated woodpecker

Centennial Lake, last Monday: duck ensemble; great egret in breeding colors (green face!)

Northern short-tailed shrew in my garden: comes for peanuts but also preys on slugs.

(older photo of the shrew)