It's been awhile since I've posted a new blog, sorry about that, but I've been enjoying the time at my cabin and have no internet there. It's been a great summer but now its time to go back to work. With all the tree drama of 2016 when the tornado ravaged the cabin yard it seemed like the cleanup would never end. But all the hard work of the last two years has payed off, all that hauling of brush and dragging the logs out of the way finally made a difference. The yard has come back faster than I expected! The resilience of Nature is amazing.
The cabin is now surrounded by a meadow of wild grasses and young trees. The new environment has brought in a new group of birds, now there are Sparrows and Wrens flying about, the Song Sparrow, Ipswich Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow and Winter Wren are frequent visitors.
All the standing dead trees that lost their top third during the storm now offer a banquet of bugs for the Woodpeckers. Over the course of a few days I have seen the Red-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Three-toed Woodpecker and the Pileated Woodpecker all pecking at the dead trees standing and those laying on the ground looking for bugs under the bark. They sure seemed to be getting a lot to eat as the bark is flying off the trunks and they keep coming back for more.
It's been a great summer at the lake I've tallied up a pretty good list of bird sightings! All these birds were seen out on the lake or in the cabin yard. And summer isn't officially over yet so I just might add to this list. So here we.
Besides the birds listed above I have also seen;
Cormorant ( still checking ID on which kind, that's a whole story in it's self)
Ring Billed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Cedar Waxwing ( still looking for the Bohemian Waxwing )
Black-throated Green Warbler
Phew that's quite a list! So what have you all seen lately?
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