This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, April 21, 2008

birds in the meadow

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Can I get any help in identifying this wing flasher I saw in Rock Meadow yesterday? Mockingbird? Shrike?

The meadow and woods adjacent to my community garden has great wildlife. This weekend I flushed a pair of wood ducks in the woods by the stream. I still haven't seen the noisy ring necked pheasant, but I keep looking. I'd like to check for the nesting bluebirds again today.

garden birds (Hortus Aves)
Belmont Victory Garden

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

4 Comments:

Blogger incapearl said...

That little lovely is a mockingbird. He has a beautiful song.

Summer

April 21, 2008 11:59 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

thanks!

April 21, 2008 8:51 PM

 
Blogger Peggy said...

I'd say mockingbird also. We have one that stays at my house all winter and comes to my birdbath. It took my a long time to figure out what he was.

April 21, 2008 9:55 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Its that dark area that looks like an eye stripe that confused me. But he certainly has a body and bill shape like a mockingbird. And mockingbirds are known to do wing flashing.

Thanks for the help.

April 21, 2008 11:04 PM

 

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