The weathers been fantastic lately here at Tifft. The warblers are here and the birders are out! The deer have thinned out and have started hiding out preparing to give birth to new fawns. There are nests all around the cabin, turtles sunning themselves, and green popping up everywhere. Come out and visit!
The Osprey have made themselves very comfortable on the platform and hopefully are sitting on a clutch of eggs at the moment.
Canada goose looking like a proud mama. Around Lake Kirsty.
Mayapples in the Native Garden in front of the Cabin.
Mourning Dove sitting on her nest in the blue spruce near the back of the cabin.
Goslings following their parents all in a row.
A Common Loon thats been staying here on Lake Kirsty.
We've set up an Oriole feeder outside of the cabin, but it seems they are more interested in the hummingbird feeder in the back!
Tree Swallows have been flying in swarms around the cabin.
Mosquito Junction Boardwalk.
Irises growing along the South boardwalk.
Believe it or not, this is my attempt to photograph a Yellow-rumped Warbler. If you look close enough, you may find it.
A very vocal Yellow Warbler at Mosquito Junction/Service Rd.
Nettle is going craazzyy. It does look pretty nice though unfortunately.
Perfect afternoon place to sit and relax. Near Heritage Boardwalk.
Blue-headed Vireo in the tree to the right of the South entrance of Heritage Boardwalk.
Warbling Vireo in the tree to the left of the South entrance to Heritage Boardwalk.
Nashville Warbler in the tree to the right of the South entrance to Heritage Boardwalk.
Every Sunday, there is a free guided tour at 2 pm and also, if you really want to get to know Tifft, join our wellness walkers Thursday mornings at 10am for a nice tour of the preserve.
I've learned so much about birds from them already and cant wait to learn more. Look for new kiosk updates with information about birds, animals, etc.