I was finally back out at Circle B Bar Reserve in late January. I hadn’t been since the middle of December. I missed the trails.
The “hot” bird to get at that time was the male northern harrier (or gray ghost as some people called him). I had gotten some extremely far away pictures in December (pin dots really) and was hoping to get a little closer this time. He still stayed far out in the marsh this trip as well but made a few quick passes closer to the trail. He’s cruising along the marsh looking for food (lizards, etc).
I could see a few hogs out in the marsh as well. I call them Oreos since they have the color pattern of Oreo cookies.
I’m not sure what this was. Some type of insect nest on the bushes?
The usual birds were there: woodstork, night heron, blue gray gnatcatcher, yellow rumped warbler and a pied grebe.
They were spraying some type of chemical to get rid of invasive plants. I hate seeing this. Especially here.
Cute squirrel in the parking lot when I got back to my car.
The insect nest seems a likely hypothesis but I don’t think I’d care to bring it in the house to see what emerges!
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That’s my kind of Bar — and I wish I were there right now. Circle B is *always* on my list of wishes every season we are here.
Greetings and Salutations! Enjoyed the cyber tour of Circle B Bar Reserve.
oh my, they are poisoning nature in nature itself? how horrible. lovely selection of critters.
Wow,! You saw so many birds and took fantastic photos of them. I’m always pleased when I get a closer shot of any creature, especially if my previous captures have been in the distance. The large “thing” hanging on the tree is a curious sighting, It looks ominous. The hog was also a neat sighting.