April 30, 2009

April 20, 2009

It's all about control

It's all about control
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
On the weekend there was a controlled burn in some grassy areas.
There are several reasons for prescribed burns. It reduces the available fuel in the event of a wild fire; it removes invasive species and keeps the area a grass land.

It is a well orchestrated event, igniters, suppressors’, supervisors.

April 09, 2009

April 08, 2009

South view of a north bound bird.

We disturbed a great blue by the time I grabbed the camera all I got was the going away view.

We have a tree in the area that the herons use for nesting. It is nice to see up to 12 of these sitting up in trees

Uploaded by ricmcarthur on

April 07, 2009

The Alpha and the Omega.

The first in the spring and usually the last in the fall, the yellow rump warbler lets me know spring isn't to far away.