Monday, July 25, 2011
Meleagris gallopavo, Wild Turkey, juvenile, photo: Lynn Jones, 2011
Bird list for July 11 to 22, 2011:
Wild Turkey, a large youngster now hanging out with the three males - that's the little guy in Lynn's photo above
Double-crested Cormorant, solitary fly-over
Herring Gull, occasional fly-overs
Killdeer, a family group of three
5. Osprey, a pair - one with a fish
Red-tailed Hawk, our resident pair
10. Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus, Northern Flicker, female. photo: Lynn Jones, 2011
Common Raven, a good sighting by Lynn
15. Cedar Waxwing, feeding fledglings now
20. House Wren
25. Northern Cardinal
Mystery bird. photo: Lynn Jones, 2011 - probably #28 on this week's list.
30. Brown-headed Cowbird
Thirty one species recorded for a two-week period in the middle of July.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Here are a couple of the Meleagris gang at noontime today, browsing the weedy edges at West Campus, hopefully finding delicious ticks and beetles for lunch. (three male Wild Turkeys)
July really is a dead zone for birders. By which I mean it's more difficult to find birds, by which I mean you have to work a lot harder to find them...
Yeah, we've been pretty busy with projects at work, and just haven't made the time to get out and find the birds.
So here's the cumulative list for the past two weeks, June 27 through today, July 8th:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Looks like thirty-one species for our quiet two weeks.
Canada Thistle flowers, and...
Canada Thistle gone to seed - time for the goldfinches to be nesting!
Hope you're enjoying summer - the wonderful warm days of summer - my bones still hold the memory of the long cold winter now many months distant, so I'm loving these hot humid days!