Sandhill Crane with eggs

Posted by Douglas Brown , Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:32 PM

Sandhill Crane with eggs

It has been 3 years since a sandhill crane chick was hatched at Reifel, so this would be a real bonus if these eggs make it.
I remember one time a mink got to the eggs, and while taking some photos here, I saw a mink in the background. Keep guarding them mom.

Sandhill Crane with eggs

Female Wood Duck Eating a Frog

Posted by Douglas Brown , Monday, May 10, 2010 7:47 PM

A female wood duck dove down into the pond and grabbed a frog, then proceeded to flop it around with a vengeance until finally eating it. I never knew they ate these, and it is a first see for me.
I thought it might be a revenge for the bullfrogs eating her babies earlier.
Female Wood Duck Eating a Frog
Has anyone ever heard of this before???
Female Wood Duck Eating a Frog

Cute Season

Posted by Douglas Brown , Sunday, May 2, 2010 1:58 PM

The goslings and ducklings are arriving in good numbers. Down at the local lake within the city they thrive quite well, because there is a lot of people that probably help keep the natural predators away.
It is the problem with minks before the hatchings.
Getting right on the ground for these shots gives me an eye to eye level.


It seems the goslings are outnumbering the ducks this year.


As you can see there are quite a few on this shot.
I'm not sure if they are all from one mother.