Monday, March 15, 2010
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
It's a Monday....and the first Monday of Daylight Savings Time (urgh)...and I'm sitting in the office sending out press releases for the Spring Festival when all of a sudden I hear something banging on the front door. Here's pictures of what was happening.
From Inside my office looking out!! I tiptoed around to the front door.He's checking himself out!
He's fighting mad at the peacock in the door!! And I mean really mad!!!
This went on for two hours. I bet he has a headache. And no wonder I do!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
FLOCKING TO THE GARDENS
Our Feathered FriendsMany of you have enjoyed watching and observing the different birds at Oxbow. One of the species of unusual geese that can usually be found at Oxbow is the Egyptian Geese. As you might suspect the Egyptian Geese is a nonnative species for the Americas. They are quite regal in appearance.
The swan living at Oxbow is a species called Mute Swan. According to the website Charming Fare the description and habitat of the mute swan is: "They are a large white bird in size about 58-60 inches with a long neck held in distinctive "S" curve at rest. A distinguishing feature of the Mute Swan is the orange bill with black base and knob above their bill. Mute swans where introduced from Europe into North America, where they are a widespread species and permanent residents in many areas in the Northeast. They can be found in lakes, ponds, ...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
BIRDING AT CLARK GARDENS
Black Bellied Whistlers
Friday Gulls in Clark Gardens
The informal birding group (The Friday Gulls) my wife and I bird with two Fridays a month had a wonderful outing to Clark Gardens in April. Birding in the Gardens is not easy. Not because the birds are hard to find, but because there are so many interesting distractions. The birds are attracted by various plants, water features, and feeders. The plants and water features are major, but welcome, distractions as is also the garden railroad setup.
We gathered at the Gardens at 9:00 AM, birded ...
Monday, June 15, 2009
LET'S TAKE THIS ONE OUTSIDE BUDDY!!!
I am not suppose to be enjoying myself today but thought I would share these photos. I've seen my share of male fights before but not quite like this. Wonder what "lucky" female got the winner of this fight.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
FOR THE BIRDS....
Margaret Malson, garden member and frequent visitor was in the garden this morning and took some great shots of the birds. Lucky Margaret she found the peacock in the garden and not on the old junker of a truck. I especially love the one of the swan...it's the Clark Garden version of an ostrich with it's head in the sand, instead it's a swan with it's head in the water. I've wanted to do the same thing. Thanks Margaret for sharing the photos.
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