More Birds At The PPL Wetlands
We had a gorgeous May day here in North eastern Pennsylvania. Cool but cloudless deep blue skies and plenty of sunshine. A perfect day to hike in one of my favorite areas to find the many species of birds that returned to our area, the PPL Wetlands.
Didn’t take long to spot mommy eastern phoebe watching over her youngsters sleeping in their nest near the parking lot. It was a cool night so a lot of turtles were crawling atop the logs and canal banks to warm themselves in the sun.
Watched a hairy woodpecker gathering a breakfast of green caterpillars. Amazing how quick the can catch them.
Lot of warblers, red winged blackbirds, catbirds, sparrows and other song birds singing in the trees that were too quick for my camera. I did manage to get a Baltimore oriole feeding in a locust tree.
And of course it is always nice to walk under the ancient trees that cover these wetlands, and more so in Spring with the sun filtering through the fresh green leaves. The PPL Wetlands never get old. I could walk through them ever day and find something new.
Here is a link to some more photographs I took in the Wetlands today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/ppl-wetlands-may-23-2015 And, as always, the red hightlighted bird names will take you to a gallery with more photographs. Another wonderful day in Northeastern PA and it’s not over with. Those clear skies should make for some nice stargazing.
beautiful places we have been.”
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