Friday, March 9, 2012

Whitaker Ponds (motorless)/ Broughton Beach

Yesterday morning I rode my bike over to Whitaker Ponds to work on my motorless list.  I was really hoping for the Black Phoebe but could not find it though someone found it later that morning.  Ah well,  I did fill in some duck gaps on my list: Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, and Wood Duck.


The trees were thick with Yellow-rumped Warblers, Cedar Waxwings, and singing Bewick's Wrens...


This morning I took the dogs for a nice walk along Broughton Beach where there was not a whole lot going on... The sunrise was okay.


I saw the most Common Goldeneyes I've seen in awhile- I think I counted fourteen.  A couple of the males were doing some courtship displays for three unimpressed females...


Elsewhere a group of seven were just out cruising in the sunshine...


Down the beach some crows and gulls were working together to get some Bud Light out of a garbage bag. 


Eventually they realized that Bud Light is terrible and moved on.  That was about it.  In other news I just got a juicer and made my first batch of orange/carrot juice.  I used three of each, costing $1.66 total, and made 26 ounces of delicious juice. 


Now taking recommendations for other tasty concoctions!  Good times!

14 comments:

  1. Those bird glasses are awesome, I wants me some! I think you can't go wrong with watermelon in the juicer, unless of course you don't dig the H2Omelon. Nice Bewick's shot, I like his raggedy tail.

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    1. Watermelon, huh... I don't think I've ever bought a watermelon in the winter.. I'll have to try it.

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  2. Jen, you are doing some great birding by bike. I love your wood ducks shots, they are beautiful/ And neat capture of the courting display of Goldeneyes. The orange/carrot juice sound delicious. Great post and photos, Happy Birding!

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  3. Great outting Jen!! Love your wood ducks and the displaying Golden Eyes. I think the crows would like a Corona with lime better!!
    Like Lauren Watermelon is my very fav for the juicer, add some Mango for texture!!

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    1. Mango sounds awesome- will definitely try that too!

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  4. I would take a wood duck sighting any day of the week!

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  5. Gorgeous Wood Ducks! The juice looks yummy.

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  6. Your glass is cool! I like to put some green in my juice. Spinach and lettuce are easy to hide, especially with orange in there. I also like apple and cucumber (when in season). When I was on a juicing kick I would do a green, orange, apple, cucumber, and carrot. It's all good together. Oh, and a bit of lemon can be good too :)

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    1. Yum, yeah I definitely want greens in there- I'll have to try cucumber too.. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  7. Another lovely selection for your 'motorless' list. Have fun with the juicer.

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  8. Nice Bewick's shot, and I highly recommend a carrot, celery, ginger and or tumeric, and green kale concoction. Pricy, but the greens are worth it! Use half a bunch for one large glass of juice.

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    1. Funny I made a juice earlier with carrots, celery, beets, ginger and some lemon squeezes. I'll def try it with kale though, thanks!

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  9. I love the antics of breeding birds. They remind us of how silly humans can also be. I love your shot of the golden eyes. Great capture of two silly men.

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  10. I was wondering who was throwing all the trash on the ground. It looks like its those darn partying, drunken crows again.

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