Some New Feathered Friends I Made Near The PPL Wetlands.
No time for a hike today, I was doing some Spring cleaning and yard work, so decided to share some photographs I took of a couple of new birds I spotted at the PPL Wetlands on Tuesday.
The first, which I never saw before, and had to use my field guides and some help from my online friends to identify , was a ruby crowned kinglet. This little fellow fluttered in the branches right above my head almost asking me to take his photograph. A very pretty little critter pictured above. .Here is a link to some more photos. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/ruby-crowned-kinglet
Also saw this beautiful bird which greeted me with it’s wonderful song. I believe it is a blue-gray gnatcatcher and would appreciate some help with a positive identification. Here is the link to some more photos of this beautiful bird. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/blue-gray-gnatcatcher
And I was able to capture this this raptor, which I have seen many times before both here in Pennsylvania and in Florida, an osprey. Another beautiful bird. And here is a link to some more photos. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/osprey#gallery/47c4fb6be8abaa11399b9d2cfdba517c/2247
And finally some photos of the nesting balds eagles high above the Susquehanna River. The photos aren’t as clear but still was an awesome experience to see these magnificent birds, our national symbol, so close to my home. I have seen them in Florida but so glad to see them here in Northeastern Pennsylvania again. Here is a link to some more photos of this beautiful bird. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/birds-of-pennsylvania/nggallery/birds-of-pennsylvania/bald-eagles#gallery/9b0f6df29a390e189f5900863e572318/2126
It sure was a good day to sneak out of work early. Hope to share a lot more of nature’s beautiful creatures over the next six months.