Monday, June 18, 2018

Botswana and Namibia - Here I come!!

In a few hours I am headed for the wilds of Botswana and Namibia in Southern Africa.  If all goes as planned I should be back home July 14.  Looking so forward to seeing lots of critters like the two below.  And if the internet gods allow, I will try to post intermittent wonders along the way.  Take good care until then.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kingbird Takes a Ride

The redtailed hawk was screeching for what seemed like hours yesterday in Valley Forge.  He was not happy with me or anybody.  And the rest of the animal kingdom had had enough.  Finally the kingbird took matters into her own hands, dive-bombed the loudmouth and then took him for a ride. (Click to see that ride!)

Friday, June 15, 2018

My New Friend - The Indigo Bunting

I heard this little guy's "chip" or "spit" sound high in a tree in Valley Forge.  The sound got louder as I got closer.  I started chipping back and he stopped chipping and was very quiet.  I waited but I could no longer spot him, so I started to walk away when he flew to a branch much lower and closer to me and started the chipping sound again.  I spotted him and chipped back and he chipped back and we had just a wonderful photo session.