I went to several local Northern Virginia birding spots this week after I got back from a business trip. I am really blessed to have so many different spots to go to and be able to see birds. Each different spot has its own unique natural features and of course attracts different kinds of birds. I am even able to sit in my backyard and have many different species of birds come in to eat. Today's entry will be about different locations.
This is one of my favorite river areas and has the Osprey nest that I love to view. When I was down there this time, I talked with a young gentleman that was fishing nearby. He told me that he has been coming to that spot for 12 years and that the Ospreys have had a nest in the same spot for all of them. Although I didn't see it, he showed me a picture he took of the 1 baby Osprey in the nest this year.
If you look really close that this picture, you will see a Sparrow in the front of the nest as well.
There was a Spotted Sandpiper family out at the lake this week.
I have been watching both a male and female Brown-headed Cowbird that have been munching at my feeders and then in the grass.
|The male in my Backyard|
|The female in my Backyard|