- In November the Central Valley Birding Symposium is an annual delight.
- The PRBO birdathon in October was a great day, and yielded my life sage thrasher.
- The unexpected day-chase of the arctic warblers in Kern was an awesome day.
- Having an old birding friend -Sean Fitzgerald - visit from out of town in August provided me the opportunity to view my own patches through new eyes.
- My entire July was spent on the road with my boyfriend, and the lifers and birds I saw made it quite a memorable trip.
- Memorial weekend I missed out on the annual trip out to the California deserts - but I saw my life bay-breasted warbler in Huntington, which was a fair exchange in my eyes.
- In April I participated in a Big Day in Orange County, and I hope that I will be asked back to the team again in years to come.
- In February, a rarity chase around Orange County with some of my favorite birders was a great day for me, with worm-eating, yellow-throated, black and white warblers on the list for our day.
- A long-time friend, Scott Haber, came to Los Angeles, and I got a chance to finally meet face to face and do some LA county birding with him and others.
- An impromptu day of birding at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, with my mentor and friend, Trude Hurd, was an unexpected treat.
- Like Amy I'm going to cheat and add one more - the entire month of January 2007 was a great month for birding - with visits from Caity R.S. from the midwest, Jim Lomax and John Luther from northern California, as well as Frances Oliver, and Oscar Johnson.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
My companions were great this year, like last year, and included ten-year old Kraylor - who I will personally track down if he doesn't attend Marsh Camp this summer! We had a great time picking out wrentits, flickers, and acorn woodpeckers by ear, and he even got a sense for using my camera.
He even caught us doing our final tally.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
1. Your name, address, phone number and E-mail address
2. The date and specific location of the sighting
3. The species of hawk, if possible
4. Which leg the aluminum band is on
5. The letter or number and color of the band, as well
as any marks before the letter or number
6. The location and proximity to any known hawk nests
7. Any information about breeding behavior, such as courtship, nest building, territorial behavior and/or repeated vocalizations