Following up on yesterday’s post, another nesting photo, this time a pair of African Spoonbills. It appeared that the male was grooming his mate as she sat on the nest. He worked on her for quite some time.
Yesterday, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we saw birds of several different types building nest and nesting. While it was fascinating to see, we had to wonder why all this mating activity in the middle of winter. Could it be that this unusually warm weather is causing the birds to mate earlier than they normally would? You have to wonder. This photo is of a Roseate Spoonbill building a nest.
Our home base in Arizona is Sierra Vista, a small city southwest of Tucson and home to Fort Huachuca Army installation, where my stepson Brian is station as an instructor. The city is in a valley, elevation 4,633 feet, surrounded by the Huachuca Mountains. It has been raining on and off all day, and as we left our motor home late this afternoon the clouds covering the mountains were magnificent. A little later, when we pulled into a parking lot in town, I took a…Continue Reading “Sierra Vista sky…”
If you look at the most recent posts, beginning with November 22, I added an Expand Post feature. Each post now begins with a thumbnail image and a short introduction, followed by Click to see more! Clicking expands the post, making the full text and photographs visible. Click again, and the post contracts. Click to see more! These Sandhill Cranes are permanent residents of Travelers Rest Resort, and it was nice to see them again this week. Sandhill Cranes mate for life, and one is…Continue Reading “Old Friends…”