If you are too young to know what these moorhens are doing, they are playing leap-frog. With the hot weather we’ve been having this winter, spring is going to come early. Soon there will be little moorhen babies running around the park. I was just glad to see that the female did not drown. All of the above only took a few seconds. You just never know what you’ll see at Circle B Bar Reserve. The big guy below was close by watching.
It’s time for baby moorhen alien invasion. They are everywhere. There were several families of them at the pond near my work.
Mom was keeping an eye on me while I stood on the sidewalk watching her little babies. She had two.
They were only a couple of days old, maybe a week.
Two older babies were looking around for food. I don’t know what that is they are swimming on. It might be some type of algae growing in the pond.
They were poking around in it.
You can just barely see his big yellow feet.
He was picking on something. Maybe a bug on the plant.
Mom was close by. Trying to nap while keeping one eye on the babies. Since her kids were a little older, she didn’t have to watch so hard.
Many duck babies on an after work walk at the pond near my office. This was in late May but moorhens have babies all summer so I’m sure I’ll be taking tons pictures of these crazy looking babies.
The osprey was yelling at the vultures on the left to get a room!
A hybrid muscovy duck of some sort was following me along the Marsh Rabbit Run trail. He must have been lost. I’ve never seen a muscovy duck in this park. He came pretty close. He didn’t seem hurt so I kept on walking.
Typical female anhinga pose.
Purple gallinule showing off his big yellow feet.
Green heron looking at something in the marsh.
Juvenile blue heron just starting to get his blue feathers.
Baby hawk yelling for his mom to bring food. The other sibling was already gone. This one was probably days away from flying the coop.
Short video of the screaming baby hawk. This is why it’s easy to find them when you are walking down the trail.
Nothing unusual to see on my walk at Circle B Bar Reserve back in late May. All of the winter birds and ducks were gone with the exception of a small flock of white pelicans still hanging out across the lake. Most of the spring migration birds were gone. Babies were growing up fast. Even though things were slowing down, there’s still a lot to see. It was right before the summer heat set in. Now it’s just a million degrees and a thousand percent humidity so I’ll be heading to the beach more for that summer breeze.
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