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June 7, 2012

Winged Diversity

Posted by: Silver Maple Farm

Winged Diversity

Sometimes during the quiet moments of the morning, usually on weekdays, the most interesting and beautiful birds will settle down for a walk and a peck. A beautiful pair of cardinals like to fly in and out of the ornamental tree just in front of the entrance to the Inn, but they have been successfully evading my camera. There is a flock of turkeys that live in the area of our property. Early in the season, the turkeys will proudly march around their little flock of babies. I did not get a photo of the babies this year, but one of the turkeys spent a few minutes up on the driveway a couple of weeks ago. 

    

Just last week, I stopped in at Furnace Brook Winery just up the road and watched this lovely little blue bird playing in the tree, hopping down to peck, then back up into the bough. The little black-eyed beauty, a Mud Lark, built her nest up above the King Room and Upper Lodge entrance last year, and this year she added a second level to her babies' home.

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