Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Next Generation

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
I was pleasantly surprised the other day as I drove out of my maintenance building parking lot onto the golf course to see three newly hatched Killdeer chicks scampering around; rather quickly I might add.  I watched them for a little while and was able to get a few good photos.  It got me thinking about the other "babies" that we have had the pleasure of seeing grow up on the golf course and I wanted to share some of the photos that I have with you.
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Procyon lotor

White tail deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Unfortunately I have not been able to convince any of my maintenance staff members to climb the pine tree and take pictures of the Bald Eagle babies but maybe if the eagles come back again in the following years we can look at getting an eagle cam set up.  Only time will tell.


  1. Those are great shots Paul, thanks for sharing!

  2. Paul

    This is a wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing these pics and words but I have a question: Does the Screech Owl live up to its name? I live in the North West of England and we do not have this type of owl.