Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today's thoughts for Earth Day...


"Most scientists know what needs to be done to save our earth.  But the politicians don't listen to them.  They will listen to popular pressure; the people got to supply that."  ~  Pete Seeger



Green Heron

"We could have saved the Earth, but we were too damned cheap!"  ~  Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, April 21, 2014

Osprey

Osprey have returned to the Lake Erie shore and surrounding areas.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is special to me.   I consider it to be my "trigger bird."   This tiny little creature first captured my attention when I was very young and began my lifelong fascination with all birds.


This bird's ruby crown is only visible when it raises the crest and the ruby feathers pop up.  A tiny wisp of the flattened crown is visible in the photos below.  (Click on images for an expanded view.)