I found the heron in pickerel lake. The road was closed due to high water or there would have been too many cars and bikes coming by and scaring the birds away. If you look closely it looks like there are some turtles sitting on the log with the heron.
Last spring we had house wrens in the bird house by the back door. They are fun to watch and we enjoy their song. This time of year (not photographed) we have a bees nest by the back porch and even though we do watch them we don’t enjoy it.
The birds of the North shore are fun to photograph and just an excuse to take pictures of the lake and the rocks. I think I took this one in 2012 and am looking forward to taking more in 2015.
I put out a bird house every year and usually a family of finches moves in but this year some chickadees took it over.
Every year I put a bird house on the front porch and every year I complain because the birds wake me up so early. This year I put it on the back porch. The birds are right outside my office. It is kind of a distraction but I don’t mind.
There is a robins nest right outside my front door and a finches nest in the bird house hanging on the back porch. I used to hang the bird house on the front porch and then complain about the birds waking me up at 4:00. It took me a few years to figure out what I was doing wrong.