Sunday, April 21, 2013

Last Post-New Blog

With lots of careful thought and consideration, I have decided to no longer write the Indy Parks Nature Blog.  Hopefully, one of my co-workers will want to continue it.  Since Eric and I are traveling more and visiting many cool places and I would like to share that with my readers, I have decided to start a  new blog.  When I get it up and running, I will add the link to it here.  I thank all of you for reading and   supporting this blog.  My new blogs name will be "Meanderings". I still plan to cover many Indy Parks items, but it will also cover places abroad.  Check back later for more information.

Finally the new blog is up! My new blog can be found here.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Evening Grosbeaks!

It has been quite a long time since I have posted.  Life has finally settled down a bit, so I decided, since I had some good material, I would put together a post.

We drove for a little over an hour southeast of  Indianapolis to see Evening Grosbeaks. They have been hanging out at some feeders at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary in Connersville, IN.

When we arrived at 8:30 am, we were told they had observed 6 Evening Grosbeaks around 8 am. Usually, we were told, they come back about every 15 to 20 minutes. So, we waited patiently... And waited...And waited. Finally, around 10 am, five of the flock returned. Four are on the feeder below. Three males and one female in this image. The males have the yellow "eyebrow".

We observed one lonely female that was rejected when she approached the feeder. The others chased her away.  Maybe she chews her food too loudly. :) She patiently waited for her turn at the feeder.

The others left, so she got her chance and the feeder all to herself.  What a beauty!