Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Copperas Landing and Bells Landing at Banner Marsh

Pied-billed Grebe swimming in the lake off Pumphouse Road at Bell's Landing, Banner Marsh.

Swan Hearts. Mute Swans are abundant at Bell's Landing.

Great Blue Heron.

Egret and Turtle sharing a log.

Great Egret off Pumphouse Road at Bell's Landing acess area, Banner Marsh.

Red-tailed Hawk flying over the marsh.

Geese at Banner Marsh.

Tugboat pushing a barge up the river, seen through the trees at Copperas Landing.

Eastern Wood-pewee.

Wooley Worm crossing the road.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird # 1. We found 26 hummingbirds at Copperas Creek on Monday morning, after finding none the previous afternoon.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird # 2.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird # 3.

Sulfur Butterfly.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird # 4.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Banner Marsh and Copperas Creek in Fulton County

Great Blue Heron landed in a tree near the main junction at Bell's Landing Access, Banner Marsh.

Double-crested Cormorant, first year I think, swimming past a snoozing goose.

Cormorants swimming in the lake near the junction at Bell's Landing.

Mute Swan swimming past a Great Egret stalking supper.

A pair of Pied Billed Grebes at Banner Marsh.

Chimney and Hearth across from Copperas Creek. We found more than 10 Pileated Woodpeckers in the bottom land forest behind this area.

The bottom land forest on either side of the dirt road behind the chimney was full of pileated woodpeckers on Sunday afternoon.

Female Pileated Woodpecker. She was one of 10 pileated woodpeckers that we found in the bottom land woods by Copperas Creek.

Male Pileated Woodpecker.

Great Egrets in Flight 1. Egrets were fishing at the spill way from Copperas Creek into a slough presumably leading to Rice Lakes. When I stopped the car, many flew away.

Great Egrets in Flight 2.

Great Egrets in Flight 3.

They scattered as I got out of the car.

Great Egrets everywhere, on both sides of the slough.

Great Egrets and Heron near the spillway at Copperas Creek.

Jewel Weed, or Spotted Touch-Me-Not. It covered the floor of the bottom land forest near Copperas Landing. Hundreds of Hummingbirds had been reported there last week. When we visited on Sunday afternoon, we could not find any.

Eastern Phoebe, in the bottom land forest across from Copperas Creek.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Spring Lake Bottoms Wetland Restoration Project.

Spring Lake Bottoms with Heron.

Spring Lake Bottoms and Other Places along the River Valley

Spring Lake Bottoms.

Spring Lake Fisherman.

Larry's Family Restaurant and Bar at Spring Lake.

Hummingbird behind a spider web.

Black and Yellow Argiope Spider.

Chautauqua Lake.

Flycatchers at Springdale Cemetery.

House Sparrow at Forest Park Nature Center.

Hummingbird at Cooper Park Wetlands.

Rose-breasted Grosebeak, nonbreeding.

Red-tailed Hawk # 1.

Red-tailed Hawk # 2.

Red-tailed Hawk # 3.

Red-tailed Hawk # 4.

Downy Woodpecker.