Monday, October 26, 2009

Barred Owl - OH MY - Oct 25, 2009

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Went to see this barred owl and it was a beauty. He was sitting on a branch eating a snake. The last shot is after visiting my grandchildren - sunset on Halls Road.

Cooper hawk, Harrier and tv at the Hawk Watch Oct 26

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Cooper hawk Juv

Not a great shot but it was so cool to see the cooper going for the squirrel. By the way the squirrel just sat and watched him. he is not a very good hunter yet.

Northern Harrier

Turkey Vulture

A young sparrow with no tail.

Today it was great to see some hawks flying over. Many were high but it was wonderful. A Juv Cooper Hawk gave Lee and I some fun - he was chasing the squirrels and going from tree to tree. A couple shots from today

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Snow Geese - 2 Dark Juvenile and 3 Dark Adults oct 24 2009

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Carol and I went for a drive to Ressors Pond. Read that there were some Dark morph snow geese there. We were not disappointed. Also seen Lessor Yellowlegs (3), Red Tail Hawks (5) and we believe one merlin.

Friday, October 23, 2009

What a day - A new grandchild Reid Christian Oct 20, 2009

Oma and Reid

Jen and Reid

Cole Auntie Julie and Oma feeding the chickadees

Merlin at Rosetta

Pilated Woodpecker - what a beauty - male

Deer on the road

A busy day today. My second grandchild was born on Oct 20 at 3:48 Reid Christian Gauthier. A beautiful young man. While Jen was busy having Reid, Cole Auntie Julie and I went birding. You know I can find a way to do that every day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Over a thousand + Sandhill Cranes - Juv and Adult Oct 17 2009

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Today Carol and I went for a drive to hopefully see some Sandhill Cranes. Little did we realize we would see appr. 1500 of them. Some were close to the road and some by a large barn. The owner of the barn was standing outside so I asked if I could go and see them up closer. He joined us with his binoculars. Very nice and very cool day. Other sightings, kestrel, red tail, donkey, barn cats, and a horse jumping show.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thrush, Kinglet, Towee, Fox Sparrowand more at Hawk Watch Oct 16, 2009

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A view of the rocks and waves.




Fox Sparrow



Not sure - warbler or goldfinch

Cooper Hawk, Juv

When I arrived there had been very few hawks. Enjoyed wandering around with Murray and Walter looking for small birds. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lots of hawks but far away. Oct 13, 2009

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Turkey Vulture

Red Tail Hawk

Juvenille Bald Eagle

Rough Legged Hawk

Windy outside but no shots nice and close. Amazing to see a juvenile eagle and roughlegged hawk. Make sure you double click the photos or you won't be able to find them.