Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Winter!

It really shouldn't be in the 60's in February, anyway.

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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Testing, testing....2016

   Quick brown thrush flew over the zleeping dog

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bird flies north!

  Yesterday in Madison, a large bird was observed flying north...Could this mean anything?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Let's see if I remember how to do this...goodbye cobwebs, hello Pine Warblers.

Friday, April 5, 2013

What a great day!  Lots of new-for-the-year birds here in Madsion, including Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Barn Swallow, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Kinglet and (what a delightful singer!) Winter Wren.  This low-carb birding is fun, ain't it folks.