For the many years as I've observed this particular "Jane Birding Hotspot," I have NEVER observed any Great Egrets there at any time of year before. Without any effort, my truck magically pulled a "super U-eee" at a nearby path to check this out! Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Red-Shouldered Hawks and Red-Headed Woodpeckers were gathered in the fray there, … [Read more...] about Stumbling upon the Motherload of Great Egrets!
It started out going to be a normal mid-morning Monday. By the time I gathered up the binocs and camera to head down to Grifton to do some birdwatching, I realized it might all be for naught. Most of the birds feeding in the tiny swamp there might have already finished their breakfast. However, I surely NEVER considered I would have an encounter of mating hawks as I prepped for … [Read more...] about “Mating Monday” for Red-Shouldered Hawks