Tuesday, May 30, 2006

As promised...... pictures

Here's a bald eagle that we spotted guarding over her/his nest. We are not sure if this was the male or the female but both parents were there.


Here is the nest they were guarding. I'm amazed at their intricate twig construction:

An Indigo Bunting that I saw on the ground at dusk. I had to take the photo using the flash so he looks almost iridescence. Cool, huh?


And finally, my favorite, the loon. We came upon a pair staying close to the shore so we know they were nesting too. Loons make the most amazing sounds. If you've never heard one..... I've included a clip of a loon call. It's an unforgettable, haunting sound.



Click here to hear 'Loon-wail'

9 comments:

lime said...

very cool pics. in the last few years bald eagles have been getting reestablished in our area and it's a bit of a thrill to see them. loon call was neat too. thanks!

macboudica said...

Awesome pictures!

Melody said...

What purty birdies....espeically that bunting thingy. There were tons of loons out this week-end. I don't think I've every seen so many at once. You can get real close to them in the kayak too...I love to listen to them.

ccw said...

Very cool pictures!

I love the one of the bunting. So very pretty.

sherry said...

Love, love, love the pics!!!

Beth said...

Sheri, I wrote this to you on the last post:

Sheri, sounds heavenly. Hey, whilst taking pictures, think you could take a detailed pic of the orange feeder you made? I have a new friend (hummingbird) who's been visiting my sliding glass door every day. I actually ran out and bought a hummingbird feeder with nectar for the little guy, but now I want to give him a real treat. I'd really appreciate it!!

Sharpie said...

Who needs National Geographic?? Thank you.

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures Sheri!!!

Mike Todd said...

Awesome shots, Sheri! Don't think I'm going to make it to Maine this summer like I usually do -- that loon call will help tide me over til next year.