Sunday, August 7, 2011
BIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES
Yesterday morning Rob and I drove up to the Carden Plain, an important area for our migratory birds. We'd never been up there this late in the year before, and just wanted to see for ourselves what it was like.
The first thing we noticed was how quiet it was. Birds mainly sing to attract mates in the spring, and well, the nesting season for most of the birds is all over for another year and many of our migratory birds have raised their families and are getting ready to return south for the winter. This fact was most apparent when we saw a Bobolink in his "winter plumage" for the first time. Compare the images below and see for yourself.
All though we didn't see nearly has many birds as we do in the Spring, we still had a great day and enjoyed being in the natural surroundings.