Well for two days now we have had one of the most striking birds hanging out near one of our ponds and creeks. The sunbittern (variously spelled as two words) is a small heron-like bird typically found along forest streams. I have only once before seen one here and our property maintenance guy says he also has only once before seen one. And I got a great look at it.
So, why is a bird typically found in very shady stream valleys called a sunbittern? Well, let's have a look at it in flight.
There is also a fig tree in full fruit just across the road from the reserve that is being mobbed by birds all day. I went over to see what was in there and came away with these pics.
And finally, some very lovey dovey pigeons
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist