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Crows at the Pond


Crows were seen at the larger rainfall retention basin pond here in the development where I live on Oct. 23, 2014.  The Crows were hunting for tadpoles, and tasty insects.  They were there at the pond along with the Killdeer and Lesser Yellowlegs.  I always enjoy watching Crows.  Crows are amazing and quite smart!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Waders at the Rainfall Basin, Part 1





Snowy Egrets, Lesser Yellowlegs, and a lone Pied-billed Grebe all enjoyed the bounty at the largest rainfall retention basin here on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  This basin pond is drying up and the big wading birds have come to enjoy feasting on tadpoles, frogs, and larger insects.

The big surprise of the day was seeing the little Pied-billed Grebe along with the wading birds!  There were three of the Yellowlegs, a pair of Snowy Egrets and the grebe.   Notice too, that another of the yellowlegs was again paddling across the pond.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I’ll have part 2 of this series with pictures I took last night, on Wednesday’s post here.   Wishing all in the U.S. a happy and safe Columbus Day holiday!





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