An Unexpected Encore

A Second Brood for Our Red-Bellied Woodpeckers Dedicated readers may remember my previous post back in May, which highlighted the modest exploits of a red-bellied woodpecker chick in a nearby Australian pine.  Within a few days, however, this fellow had completely disappeared from the area.  I can only presume that he earned his fledging stripes, …

Failure to Launch?

The Night Heron Chronicles (S2, E4) This is a quick update to a previous post which reported the goings-on in our so-called East Nest.  The two resident chicks are rapidly approaching their first flight, and I wanted to check on progress.  This is a "living" post, which means I will update it from time to …

Getting the Hang of It: The Osprey Chicks Discover Their Wings

The Olivia Chronicles (S2, E4) To the newcomer: When we last left our fine-feathered friends, they were enjoying a pleasant family repast at Chez Olivia, just beyond our North Dock.  Prior episodes in this distinguished series can be found here. ooo Just to recap, we have two osprey chicks this season.  What are their sexes?  …