Birding Blog Archives

October 30th, 2010
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Santa Cruz Flats TAS Field Trip

We found a large flock of HORNED LARKS which were accompanied by a single CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR. A pair of ROCK WRENS were at Western Sod with another nearby. Raptors were in short supply but did include a smart PRAIRIE FALCON. Four COMMON GROUND-DOVES were in one spot coming to drink. […]

October 23rd, 2010

Freddie Versus The World!

Fred conquers the fallMy friend, Hut Wade, runs an adventure company called Journeys West. He received a call from England, and agreed to take a British sports star with a film crew on a white water kayaking trip. They were making a TV show about some guy who plays cricket called Freddie Flintoff… […]

October 15th, 2010
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October Fun Birding Workshop: Sweetwater Wetlands

Tricolored-Heron-Lakeside-Park-10-1010-35The main attraction soon became evident, a gorgeous little TRICOLORED HERON which picked off small fish around the edge. Ed and I settled down to watch and were eventually rewarded with outstanding views. […]

October 8th, 2010
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White Mountains, October

Red-Crossbill-Woodland-Lake-10-1002-04We found a large flock of Red Crossbills at first light. We watched as, one by one, at least 100 birds all came down to the same secluded spot on the creek to drink. It’s thirsty work when your diet consists of pine cone seeds. […]