April and May 2006


Fossil shark teeth Brady and Albert found near Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.

Baby Birds

Last week there were pictures of the parents, now see the babies.

Here is a baby Downy Woodpecker peaking out.

And here is a Robin feeding its babies.

After all that work, the Robin needs to unwind a little (wait for it - this is an animated image).

Here is a Prothonotary Warbler from a walk near Pennyfield Lock. As is often the case, Brady spotted this one.

Here is a Green Heron against a green background.

Yet another Great Blue Heron posing.

If you think they look big just standing there, wait until they fly!

Here is a close-up of an Ebony Jewelwing.

Birds of April and May (earlier than the photos above)

This Magnolia Warbler was flitting about a tree in our backyard.

Monday, May 15, 2006

We have heard and seen many Baltimore Orioles.

There was even one in our backyard. This one was out along the Potomac.

This Robin's nest is above our front yard.

This young Robin was up the street.

Here is a male Downy Woodpecker flying away after feeding it's young.

This is up our street. You can hear the babies calling from the little hole.

Here is the mother bringing food.

Here is a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo.

Here is a Catbird eating from an orange I put out for it.

The Catbird's feather texture.

I liked the way the sunlight limned the sycamore leaves yesterday.

The Lees were in town!

Elizabeth and Lucy in the west wing of the National Gallery

Even in the sculpture garden, what does Albert take pictures of?

This is a Grackle.

Here is a J22 that sped by us while we were out on the Sigsbee.

And here is the Sigsbee.

This raccoon was on the railing out behind Brookside Nature Center.

And this is a flying squirrel peaking out from it's nest box up the road from Brookside Nature Center, just as night was falling.

And I thought I would throw in this close-up of a dragonfly wing.

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Albert Hartley.   Even the larger images here are reduced, so if you want an electronic copy or reprint please contact Albert.