Monday, August 29, 2005

Vacation Wildlife

Here is my wildlife list from Hudson Valley '05:

BIRDS:
Canada goose (hundreds)
Hawk 1 (could not ID)
Hawk 2 (could not ID)
Turkey Vultures
Wild Turkey
Tufted titmouse
Chickadee
Cardinal
Some kind of Heron (Prob. Great Blue)
Eastern Bluebirds
Pileated Woodpecker
Raven
Some kind of thrush (heard)
Red-bellied woodpecker
Hummingbird (prob. ruby-throated)
(I unfortunately did not have my field guide with me)

OTHER CRITTERS:
Various butterflies
Tons of dragonflies*
Deer
Chipmunk
Squirrel
Tree frog (heard)
Bats

*Have you guys noticed that there seems to be a lot more dragonflies this year? Maybe it is just because of my new pay attention policy, but I have been seeing them everywhere in great numbers.

4 comments:

SA-Eric said...

I am glad I am not the only one. There are more than I ever remember and they do crazy circles in my backyard. Sometimes 6-7 of them.

Julie said...

Goodness- Your Pay Attention policy is paying off. In terms of bugs- I choose to ignore so I don't get annoyed. :) I love the butterfly pics- I have never known you could feed them. That is great. I will try that some day.

Bleach n Sheets said...

I have good information that at least 50% of this list is a lie! Sorry to report.



just kidding

Chickpchick said...

Ah...you did not make any mention of the rare fuzzy owl siting!