Monday, March 01, 2010

Last Week

A few more observations from last week.

The campus was comparatively quiet for birds, mainly becaus
e there was a lot of construction going on. However, Cedar Waxwings and American Robins weren't deterred by all the commotion.

One Cedar Wa
xwing perched perfectly for a photo - until the moment I pressed the shutter!

The rose bush at Kleb Woods was as busy as ever with small birds, included a Harris's Sparrow.

A drive along Longenbaugh Road turned up the usual Loggerhead Shrikes and Savannah Sparrows ...

but also some Vesper Sparrows ...

and this Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk.

A Saturday morning stroll in the Little Cypress Spring Preserve was brightened up by the presence of a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks.

Meanwhile the Downy Woodpeckers that recently returned to our front yard have become regular visitors again.

Dee and I spent 3 hours at El Franco Lee Park yesterday morning and had some great sightings, including a life bird and two out-of-range species. I'll try to post a report tomorrow.


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