Friday, May 18, 2007

Mother's Day - 2007

This mother scovy has adopted some lucky baby mallards.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The First Scovies of 2007!

Fifteen baby scovies have hatched!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Dusk on Laurel's Pond

Nap Time

Blue Heron Looking for Breakfast

Even though the subject was really far away and the lighting didn't cooperate, I still really like this picture.

Green Herons

This green heron is watching over its nest. There are several nesting sites for these birds in Central Park. They seem to prefer to nest in groups and you can usually find several nests close together.

More Laurel

You gotta admit, this is a cute little duck. There was a rainy morning yesterday as Laurel approached me and came unusually close. She started making a sound that was almost like soft chirping. She must have been hoping for a treat.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

First Thursday in May Update

A goose got a little too close to this Heron and was told so in no uncertain terms.

Yellow Mallard Hatchlings. The mom is a mallard. Since they are yellow and on the bank of their pond, I would bet the father is one of the Aflacs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The First Hatchlings of 2007

April is always an exciting time at Central Park, for it is April when the first hatchlings of the season emerge. Usually, scovies are the first ducks to hatch but, as you can see, this scovy is still on her nest. She picked a less than ideal spot for her nest right beside the front entrance of a business. This year, three mallards were the first new ducklings spotted.

The Canada Geese are always early nesters. Here are two of the first goslings of 2007.

A brooding mother protects her goslings under her wings.