I am starting today’s post not from the beginning as I would do normally. Instead I am Introducing you to two new friends I met while hiking today, a pair of Turkey Vultures. It is the second time I have seen them in the same area perching and on the ground. They nest on the ground and I might have stumbled upon their nesting site.They are settling into a new location in the park and I would prefer to let them do so without a crowd coming to look at them. Turkey Vultures DO NOT eat live prey, they are Nature’s sanitation department. They clean up the park by eating deceased herbivores, this keeps diseases from being spread. Their presence is going to help provide a healthy eco-system for Hot Springs National Park. I have added many images below so you can all see and admire these amazing birds.
I Love hiking on West Mountain, it has a varied terrain and there is always the music of often invisible small songbirds. Heading up the Canyon Trail I see an unusual bird nest if you know what bird might have created it I would appreciate a shout out. I have heard from two sources one […]
Below are birds I have photographed in Arkansas Parks and posted in my blog. Hot Springs National Park Lake Catherine State Park Lake Ouachita State Park I highly recommend the following websites as many of the birds photographed have been identified using them: The Cornell LAB of Ornithology – All About Birds Audubon Arkansas – […]
North Mt. Hot Springs national Park: When my husband asked me if the big black bird over head was a vulture I looked up. Flapping wings at a rapid pace and moving like it was being chased by the devil I knew it wasn’t a vulture. I pointed my lens skyward and hoped for something. […]
A beautiful spring day awaited Rick and I when we stepped out for a late morning hike. As we headed into Hot Springs National Park I noticed reddish orange buds on several Trees. The park lawn above the wall on Fountain Street was beautifully decorated in white and pink Spring Beauty. I thought about those […]