Monday, April 25, 2011

Suburban wildlife

Cooper's Hawk
Sunday afternoon I took a drive back to my childhood home with an older brother who was in town for a visit.  It was great to see our old home still in good repair.  Even nicer still was to observe the nearby swamp.  That wild area in Plymouth, where we used to watch tadpoles transform into frogs, appeared to be an even more vibrant wildlife refuge than when we left it, about 45 years ago.

My brother and I spotted a pair of Wood Ducks, a Cooper's Hawk and even a White-tailed Deer grazing in this small two acre track of undeveloped land.  How good it is to see areas of land like this that don't get developed into tracts of houses. 
Pair of Wood Ducks
White-tailed deer

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