Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birding at Dean Shield's House

This morning I joined the Ecology professors and some students from their class for a bird walk at Dean Shield's home. He and his wife have a gorgeous home in Tunbridge, about 20 minutes from the law school. Opportunities like this are what set VLS apart from your average law school. It was a gorgeous morning, and we got a great species list for the day, adding some great birds like green heron, belted kingfisher, a calling great-crested flycatcher, and chimney swifts.
The misty fog burned off pretty quickly
The pretty flowers are called Bladder Campion - Thanks for the ID Peter! 
Gorgeous posing cedar waxwing
Cedar waxwing take 2
Do you see the Baltimore Oriole's hanging basket nest hidden in the branches?


Peter Scully said...

Nice! I think the flowers are called Bladder Campion, but don't take my word for it.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, The Cedar Waxwing is a beautiful bird and always a great sighting. It would be neat to see the juvie Orioles near that nest.