Friday, February 24, 2017
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Very good day today for bike-birding! I got good looks at 15 spp. of warblers; had to let a few others (heard only) go as "maybes." Found a young Great Horned Owl to still be in the nest, whereas most others have already fledged. Still some Ruby-crowned Kinglets around. First Blue-headed Vireos I've encountered this season. Watched a Clay-colored Sparrow singing from two feet up in a nearby bush, which was fun. First hummingbird as well. And the Cardinal nestlings I'd been watching are suddenly not there -- I hope they fledged successfully and aren't now in the belly of a free-ranging cat.
Yes, I'm leading trips, including one on Sunday morning.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Today: biked around town, noticed the first Catbird, Swainson's Thrush and Green Heron that I've encountered this year. A flock of about 50 Bonaparte's Gulls, most in breeding plumage, flew over me at one point. Towhees in a couple places, various raptors, lots of "screeners," etc. A normal, wonderful day.