One of the first noises heard was a deer. It was very odd, guttural and definitely not form a bird. Though the going was slow, today was good practice and learning for identifying bird calls.
My camera was indisposed today, so credit for the lovely iPhone photography goes to Krista.
|We saw a number of snappers making questionable decisions in their road-side nest locations. One was dead with a crushed shell.|
|We feared this garter snake was injured.|
|On closer inspection it seems to be pushing something out purposefully. Dr. Rowe, a herpetologist at Alma, said it's too early for babies so maybe these are left overs from a meal?|
Krista and I also made some tiny friends today while Bishop was knee deep in bird calls.