Sunday, June 3, 2018

Star Mountain Roanoke


Michael, Amanda, Misheil, Tom and I went to the Star at Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke today.





Looking north toward downtown Roanoke.




Looking to the northeast.




Here is the key to identifying the mountains.




Here is the actual star.





It was built in 1949.

Well come back at night on of these trips.




Friday, May 26, 2017

Backyard Wildlife


Margot notice mother and baby in the backyard this morning when she went out to feed the birds.




There were a couple of fawns in the neighborhood last year but I never saw them nursing.

I think she heard the camera clicking.






They moved off very slowly. I'm guessing that is a survival technique.



Friday, April 28, 2017

Backyard Birds




It has been a very active couple of days at the bird feeders.

All identifications by Margot.





This is a Baltimore Oriole.





This a Brown Thrasher.





These are Indigo Buntings. They are all males.





Downy Woodpecker





House Finch





Red-bellied Woodpecker





Indigo Bunting





Goldfinch





Blue Jay





Rose-breasted Grosbeek








Cardinal





Very colorful





Tufted Titmouse





White-breasted Nuthatch