Ospreyland

TIngley Ponds this morning was graced by the presence of an Osprey, a not very common occurrence.  Sitting in a tree (just to the right of the one with a huge porcupine in it) by the northern pond, he took off as I approached, but was back on his perch when I returned from checking out the southern pond.

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

No birds on the southern pond at all, but the northern one had a family of Buffleheads, American Coots, Mallards, Lesser Scaup, Canada Geese, Ring-necked Ducks, and a couple of American Wigeon, including this one.

American Wigeon

American Wigeon

Hearing that clacking sound a roadrunner makes, I looked all around for the guy before finally spotting it way up in a tree.

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

Got a nice picture of an immature White-crowned Sparrow I just had to post – it always makes for a good picture when you catch the sun glinting off a bird’s eye.

White-crowned Sparrow (immature)

White-crowned Sparrow (immature)

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About joeschelling

Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.
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One Response to Ospreyland

  1. Rebecca just sent me the updated TB list, with the link to your blog – wonderful photography as usual. Judy

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