NSFW bird photos

Gino Farina of Jaffrey Center, NH, caught these wild turkeys at the right moment, spring 2019.

I’ve never happened across copulating turkeys and until this spring I had never been sent photos of turkeys copulating. That changed earlier this month when, in the span of a few days, I received two such photos. Thanks to Wayne Snelley of Pepperell, Massachusetts, and Gino Farina of Jeffrey Center, N.H., for taking these excellent shots and sending them to me.

The future of turkeys seems safe for now. (NSFW means Not Safe For Work for those not fluent in Internet speak.)

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Wayne Snelley got this shot of copulating wild turkeys in his yard in Pepperell, Massachusetts.
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Great turnout for bird walk yesterday

There was a great turnout at yesterday’s bird walk at Oak Hills Park in Norwalk. It is a beautiful park and the folks involved with the nature trail area of it should be proud of their work. It was a decent turnout for the birds as well, highlighted by a very cooperative scarlet tanager. I’ll post more photos and a more complete species list later.

Could be worse …

Photo by Chris Bosak A Scarlet Tanager sings in a tree in Danbury, Conn., July 2016.
Photo by Chris Bosak
A Scarlet Tanager sings in a tree in Danbury, Conn., July 2016.

Well, it’s cold and rainy in New England … at least it’s not snowing like it is in some parts of the country.

With that said, here are some thoughts of the warm weather ahead and what we can expect to see in our New England yards and woods soon. (Many people are already seeing the rose-breasted grosbeaks and indigo buntings.)

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Happy Easter from BirdsofNewEngland.com

Wishing you a great Easter from http://www.birdsofnewengland.com

Coming soon to Birds of New England: photos from a recent visit to Florida and updates and photos of the ongoing spring migration in New England. Warblers and other songbirds are here. Feel free to let me know what you’re seeing out there.

More brant photos

Photo by Chris Bosak A brant seen at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., April 2019.

You didn’t think I’d see thousands of brant and limit the experience to just one post, did you? Here is the first follow-up to Saturday’s post. The original post is here in case you missed it.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, 2019.

This brant is banded with silver bands on each leg. I can’t make out the numbers and letters, however.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, 2019.