Friday, October 31, 2008
Another shot of yesterday's Snowy Owl
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Don Jennette, Tom Wheeker, Tim, and I were standing at the waterbird shack when Don very calmly said, "would anybody want to see a Snowy Owl?" The owl had snuck in on us and was sitting out at the tip, priceless. High winds kept songbird migration relatively low today. Sightings included; Pine Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, and Merlin.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I would never let that happen. Uh, the Phils have the bases loaded in the first.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Highlights: Cattle Egret (above)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Northern Goshawk, juvenile
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Black Scoter (left) & White-winged Scoter
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Along with banding a few Saw-whets last night, Keith and Wendy saw a Barred Owl and the first Great Gray Owl of the season. However, we we had no luck finding any roosting owls today. The Dickcissel was found at the feeders in the afternoon, and was still present this evening. It was another beautiful day, and there was another big flight of Pine Siskins and Purple Finches. Both Red and White-winged Crossbills were also present. Tim had a Tundra Swan on the waterbird count today.
Great Gray Owl (photo from 2006)
Friday, October 17, 2008
scaup and Black Scoter
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Jim's simple description of a good day's birding, "Good Stuff"
Highlights: White-winged Crossbill
While migration has been relatively slow the last few days, there has been some activity in the woods. Small flocks of White-winged Crossbills have been occurring daily, and there has been a Gray Catbird frequenting the area behind the bird feeders. American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and Snow Bunting numbers have been slowly growing. Other recent sightings include; Ruffed Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Winter Wren, both Kinglets, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, and Fox, Lincoln's, and Swamp Sparrows.