Category Archives: Birds
On the Rappahannock River at Laucks Island, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sandy asked, “Who’s eating all the leaves off my cucumber vine?” She also asked, “Who keeps digging holes in my fairy garden?” That’s the Carolina Wren, owner of both the porch and the space under the porch. His call seems … Continue reading
This grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is similar to the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) we see often near home in Virginia.
With Nick and Judy, Gareth and Nancy, we celebrated Dad’s birthday on what was coincidentally Memorial Day Weekend. Dad and I had a walk in Duff Park one day and Beaver Run the next, where we noticed an exceptionally large … Continue reading
26 images, about 10 seconds apart. Click the image to skip the wait. By the way, we’re not actively trying to fence the critters out — only to keep the dog in. We’ve seen adult deer easily jumping that 5′ … Continue reading
Went back to Willowmere Park after my run there this morning, thinking I could try one more time to get an ok photo of eastern redbud in blossom. It’s very noticeable in early spring in woods or hedgerows near us, … Continue reading
We took Owen to see Ferry Farm, site of George Washington’s boyhood home, which is in Stafford County, across the Rappahannock from the Fredericksburg City Dock. (Recent photo by Elspeth; Owen’s quite interested in George.) After lunch at the historic … Continue reading
Boat dock at Mamie Davis Park, Occoquan, Virginia, after lunch January 11th, 2018
Below is another shot of this tree taken 4/4/2018, this time from the opposite direction and looking uphill rather than down. No geese this time.