Sunday, December 12, 2010

Virginia Lake.

I woke up this morning to find that not only was it warm-ish, it was also dry!  I mean, not raining.  Everything is still wet.  I decided it would be a good time to look for the Bobolink on Sauvie Island... Apparently quite a few other people had the same idea.  I met some very nice birders but I gave up after about 20 minutes and took the dogs over to Virginia Lake for a good and muddy walk.

I didn't take a ton of photos but I did see some kind of juvenile hawk- either a Sharpie or a Cooper's..


The trees were extremely active with chickadees, kinglets, and Bushtits.  I actually managed a decent photo of a Golden-crowned Kinglet:


Well, that was about it.  The rain picked up quickly so I kept my camera in my bag for most of the walk... Ah well, it was better than nothing!  Might head to Ridgefield this afternoon so stay tuned!

5 comments:

  1. More than decent on the Kinglet. Excellent photo! For some reason my photos of the golden always come out crappy. The raptor looks a bit soggy! Raining here too. It was beautiful yesterday, but had a bunch of errands to do so couldn't bird. Thanks for posting.

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  2. Wonderful photos - I love the shot of the hawk , it does look soggy. Kinglets are my nemesis, tough shoots.

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  3. awesome photo of the golden crown--We normally see more of the ruby crowned but this yr I did see one golden he was making such a fuss of seeing me walking the dogs, so i got a good look but no camera with me that day-COLD here today!

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  4. Lovely shot of the Kinglet (so similar to our Goldcrest which never sits still for a photo!)

    BTW I enjoyed the pics of the Bittern .. weren't you lucky to get so close.

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