Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
LATO docent ~ nature photographer Mike Klatt shared these observations and photos:
"The last couple of evenings a bit after sunset, large numbers of red-winged blackbirds have been flying to roost for the night in the Italian cypresses in our backyard. We're not sure where they are coming from, but we do see them in a large valley oak tree that's about 50 yards away from the Italian cypresses before they fly to the cypresses. The sound is truly beautiful. It's like a choir of red-winged blackbirds all singing good night to each other. There must be at least 100 or more of them."
Friday, September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020
Young Santa Margarita Elementary School nature photographer Emily and her Oak Ambassador sister were on hand this morning with their mom Jen to help Morro Coast Audubon Society volunteers Freddy and Cheryl install eight new songbird nest boxes along the Santa Margarita Ranch Learning Among the Oaks (LATO) Trail. Emily shared these photos and videos!
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
|Both the male and the female Western bluebird at the nest box.|
|The female Western bluebird leaving the box.|
|Male leaving the box with droppings from the chicks. We parents work hard to keep the nest clean.|
|Male leaving the box to find more food.|
|Now the female leaves the nest to find food.|
|One of the nestlings looking out into the world. I'll soon be ready to fly!|