Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monarch Migration on the Eastern Shore

These are some of the estimated 10,000+ Monarchs at a rare roost site at the tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore on Sept 20th. They were found and photographed by CVWO Monarch Researcher Kaitlyn Parkins.

Brian Taber

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Late Day Merlins

At the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, in September, flights usually last all day, with Merlins typically the only hawks flying late in the day...these were there yesterday, still moving at sunset.

Brian Taber

Thursday, September 16, 2010


After living in Virginia for 40 years, this is the first coyote I've seen here...today at Craney Island, Portsmouth....yet another threat to the colonial nesting birds there.

Brian Taber

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

White-cheeked Pintail

Distant picture, but still showing the famous cheeks...and even a bit of the red bill base...of the White-cheeked Pintail, found at Chincoteague right after Hurricane Earl blustered up the east coast, Sept 2nd. Could it have been storm-blown?

Brian Taber