Summer Swamp Days

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There has not been as much wildlife activity on the Backyard Wilderness property this summer as in past summers. Below are some photos I was fortunate enough to make while in the swamp blind on several different days. The first is a photo of several Painted Turtles sunning themselves on an old tire in the swamp.

There was also Dragonfly activity that day. I believe the photo below is a Common Whitetail Dragonfly.

On another day I noticed some Hawk activity off in the distance on a high tension tower. I am not sure but I think the Hawk flying in the photo below is a Red-tailed Hawk and the Hawk sitting on the tower may be a Northern Harrier. It appears from the picture that follows that the Red-tailed Hawk does not want the Northern Harrier on the tower.

However, the Northern Harrier does not want to give up its spot. Also, notice at the bottom of the photo there is another Hawk in the area.

On the same day while I was still in the swamp blind a Green Heron landed in a bush above the swamp, which made it difficult to get a photo of the bird without branches and leaves blocking the view. I love photographing Herons unfortunately this summer there have not been as many as prior summers.

The next day I was in the swamp blind and I was thrilled when my favorite Heron came to visit-a Great Blue Heron. I love photographing the many positions a Great Blue gets into as you can see in a few of the photos below.

Arlene and Howard Beroff - November 16, 2016 - 9:53 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your talents with us!! I loved seeing all of the wild life.
Arlene B.

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