LATE WINTER WILDLIFE UPDATE -AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Beautiful bird songs fill the air as songbirds are pairing up.

Carolina Wren

Red-winged Blackbird

American Robin

 

Winter resident ducks are seen in pairs, too.

Buffleheads, Ring-necked Ducks, and Scaups

A beautiful male Northern Pintail has been on our shores for several months.

 

Our young Black-crowned Night Heron has made it through the winter!

And a pair of American Pipits has been here all winter, too.

Many Short-eared Owls and Snowy Owls have not yet departed for their summer breeding grounds.

Red-tailed and Marsh Hawks are here year round and this is a wonderful time of year to observe their behaviors, before sparse vegetation turns lush with summer growth.

Fox and Coyotes have been busy mating; their kits and pups are born from mid-March-through May.

Bald Eagles in our area may begin laying eggs as early as February.

The Harbor Seal posse is seen nearly everyday. The highest count so far was 27!

A pair of sweet Snow Buntings has been here for several days, eating tiny seeds found on the ground.

Brant Geese are seen in small to large flocks before heading to the high Arctic tundra to breed.
Happy Spring-is-just-around-the corner!

2 thoughts on “LATE WINTER WILDLIFE UPDATE -AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

  1. Stunning photos, Kim! You capture the wildlife at just the right moment. I’m sure it takes lots of patience on your part. We are the lucky recipients of your talent. Thank you for your efforts!

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