Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The ponds were pretty birdy, with cinnamon, green-wing, and one potential blue-wing teal. There were bunches of swallows, tree, barn, and even a few northern rough-winged swallows. As far as raptors go, we had a very cooperative Cooper's hawk, a female northern harrier, and a red-tailed hawk.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Besides that, there were bufflehead, shovelers, green-wing, blue-wing, and cinnamon teal, as well as white-tailed kites, red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, and whimbrel mixed in with the black-necked stilts. One poor stilt's feathers looked utterly bedraggled, and on closer inspection, we could tell it had come out for the worse from an encounter with some oil. It kept flapping and preening to no avail, trying to straighten up. I sure hope it's able to pull through...
Whimbrels bathing (click to see closer)
Thursday, January 10, 2008
It was an introductory lesson, and most of the group had never been birding before. Coots galore provided a good opportunity to get practice with binoculars, and get used to looking at birds.
(As always, you can click on the photos to get a closer view, some are much easier to see that way)
Monday, January 07, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Well, I'm going to try to get out birding a bunch this month, but classes are starting up again Monday (eeek) and I've got some great ones to look forward to like Environmental Law and Ornithology!!!!