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Discussion in 'The OT' started by RichW, May 10, 2002.
A Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) today - a very common bird at my feeder. Other birds scatter when it appears.
Brown Pelican again. I took some closeup shots of him and will post later (when my batteries recharge for the Nikon). I was able to get less than 2 feet away from this one.
Here it is:
I think it is a Jack Daw.
Big black bird with a tail that fans out into a vee shape. Loud, harsh squawk.
It is certainly harassing the cat.
I saw a dodo- he sits next to me every day.
Seriously, I have a couple of mallards wandering around my backyard.
The Great Blue Heron
Yeah, I have pretty lax on my bird watching and reporting this last week, as our scientific funding requests are due next Monday. Got mine completed and shipped off and get to relax a couple of weeks before heading to Alaska.
This morning I saw the remainder of this seasons Tufted Puffin (Fatercula cirrhata) nesting on the cliffs of rocks out in the Ocean. Beautiful birds!
I saw a meadowlark as it hit my windshield. I was going ~70mph. I hate it when it happens. On a bright note, I spotted a red tail hawk.
Great Blue Heron again, with a nice reflection in the Indian River Lagoon.
Common Grackle. They seem to be especially...uh, common this year.
Wow... Welcome to dbstalk, PatryD. How did you find this old thread?
i used to be MartyVA (until i forgot my password and dropped the net at home)---new trees--plant at least one a year for my deceased daughter. A second weeping mulberry (a nasty tree the wife likes), a weeping Katsura, Contorted crabapple, weeping Redbud, weeping Bald Cypress, Hibiscus tree and of course the 8 species of bamboo. Two bluebirds this morning .....a pretty song
Great Horned Owl, out the back door of my house and on the way home from the cabin earlier this week I saw a Great Grey Owl. Some kind of Gross beak( I think thats what they are called) and a Pileated Woodpecker. All in Minnesota.
A big ugly vulture.
Current feeders & Backyard gets:
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Hooded Woodpecker
Red winged Blackbird
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Oh yeah - the hated cowbird that we try to shoo away.
We are looking forward to our hummingbirds and scarlett tanagers again this summer
We have been having a Townsend's Solitaire visit our birdbath, that I can easily view from indoors, daily. We live in Lakewood, Colorado.
This guy got into my small (10'x10') office today. He has been hanging around for about an hour and refuses to come down below the gridwork so that he can escape through the open door. I hope he doesn't hurt himself, he seems quite agitated. I wouldn't know he was even in here with me if I hadn't been working on the computer and heard the plop of some of his "debris" landing next to me on the paper I was looking at.
I feel like Mr. Hobbs, where everything I see is a "barn swallow".
I know nothing about birds, but did see a hawk sitting on a power line (natural habitat I guess).
Doing a little research, I think its one of these: