Sunday, June 5, 2011

An Hour In The Sun

There is a snag at Great Meadows that is in the sun for about one hour each day. Normally, a stump with a hole in it sitting in the sun would not attract much attention. This stump is different because this year a family of Chickadees has decided to take up residence in that hole. Because of that I found myself at Great Meadows, sitting on a stool, watching that stump.

If you are patient, you will see the parents periodically flying back to the nest with food for their young. The nest is so deep that you can't yet, see or hear the babies. But you have to know that they are there based upon the frequency of trips made by the parents returning with food in their mouth. Here are a few images from the afternoon.

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Taking out the trash


My doctor said I need to get more exercise, so I thought a quick 1.7 mile walk around the lower impoundment would make him happy. I did stop to take a couple quick photos that caught my fancy along the way.

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Two weeks ago the aquatic vegetation had not broken the surface, now it is tall enough to hide the geese as they munch on their aquatic salad bar.

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On the way back to the parking lot via the edge trail, I encountered this chipmunk in a shaft of light. I could not resist.

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1 comment:

  1. I have not visited Great Meadows yet but your photos are so enticing that I am going to plan to get there as soon as I can find an open day to visit. Wonderful photos.

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