Monday, April 28, 2008

good news -- bad news

First, the bad news:
While at Springbrook last week, I discovered that one of my favorite places to look for warblers and Goldfinches has been leveled to make room for this pipe line on the West side of the Nature Center. Trees and shrubs some 20 feet on each side of the pipe have been bulldozed. I'm sure the company putting in the line had the necessary easements, etc., but, I just hate to see this little bit of environment for these birds gone. Did the destruction have to be so wide spread? The pipe is only 1 1/2 to 2 feet or so in diameter.

The good news is that many of the regular birds are now returning to Springbrook although this morning there were some snow flakes in the air.

Common Grackles

Great Egret

watching for a fish/frog

stay tuned for the love birds
(click on pictures to enlarge)