Saturday, October 4, 2008

Highlights: Long-eared Owl (photo above),
Parasitic Jaeger (photo below), and
multiple Black-backed Woodpeckers

A Long-eared Owl flew in off of the lake in the mid-morning. We were able to find it, and get it in a scope for many people to see. A Parasitic Jaeger, very possibly the same bird as yesterday, made several good showings. The above photo has not been cropped and was taken right from the waterbird shack. There were at least 3 Black-backed Woodpeckers seen today. A female was seen earlier in the day, then the two males pictured to the left were on the Merlin pole in the afternoon. There wasn't much change in the woods today. There were a few Hermit Thrushes around, and we continue seeing decent numbers of Robins, Golden-crowned Kinglets, White-crowned Sparrows, and Pine Siskins.

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