Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 5.13.14


(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning in the Gardens at Waters East. - - 5.13.14

The photos today are of the Bobolink.  Always a joy to see here in the gardens.  It is the only North American male land bird dark below and lighter on top.  The song is long, loud, and bubbling.  It is very distinct and I love it.  The birds migrate north in large flocks returning to the far north from their winter habitat in southern South America.  In fact, last year there were two-hundred and fifty in the gardens for about four hours resting before heading further north.  To my delight a pair stayed on to nest for the summer.  Hope that happens again the summer.  The Bobolink here today have traveled more than 7,500.00 to rest here in the Gardens at Waters East before continuing on their journey.
(Excuse the quality of the photos – I had to take them through the windows)

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Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. The Bobolink are just lovely!
    Just amazing that these birds have traveled more than 7,500.00 to rest in the Gardens at Waters East before continuing on their journey!
    Love these photos!