Stoney Creek 2/24/13

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Stoney Creek 2/14/13

It was a bit cold, but bright and sunny when I went for an afternoon hike here in Stoney Creek. Lake Monocan was host to a Hooded Merganser, four Ruddy Ducks, and a Pied-billed Grebe. As I approached my home at the end of my hike, I heard a Crow and a Red-shouldered Hawk doing battle, and was surprised to see that the hawk was the aggressor. And then I could see why through the trees - the hawks were in the nest in my back yard where they had nested last spring. I hope that they choose this site again. When I walked into my back yard to get a better look, they left the nest. I saw an Eastern Painted Turtle in the pond behind my house. Can spring be far behind?


Hooded Merganser


Pied-billed Grebe


Ruddy Ducks


Ruddy Duck


Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crow


Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crow


Red-shouldered Hawk and American Crow


Red-shouldered Hawks at the nest


Red-shouldered Hawk


Eastern Painted Turtle



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