This photo (see adjacent) captures a pheasant on the Conservancy’s Silva tract preserve. The photo is not doctored or enhanced in any way. And the reason for including this on the blog? Check out the bright colors. I have never seen such bright coloration on one of these guys. BTW, the photo was taken from a still camera, concealed, with motion-detect trigger. There is no way a human could have gotten this close to the sprightly young gent.
Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.… Continue Reading Nail trim needed?