Monday, June 25, 2012

The weekend.

It's been a busy weekend with not a whole lot of time for birding, but I managed to squeeze in a trip to Shillapoo Wildlife Area on Saturday afternoon.  Oh, and of course on Saturday evening I looked out my window and there it was, the Eurasian Collared-Dove, sitting in MY tree!   Still flying solo, but I can't imagine that will last long.

Along Lower River Road near Shillapoo I found a dead flicker in the road... RIP.


The dogs and I walked along a dike trail through some wetlands where we met this spokesman for the area:


The grasses at Shillapoo are filled with Savannah Sparrows and Common Yellowthroats...


Along the dike trail I found a family of Bewick's Wrens, some looking fairly young...


While we were there a storm was rolling in...


I took some photos with my phone too and played around with filters and such... Here's the same area:


Phone camera stuff is way too much fun.  That night when my friend and I were coming back from the store we noticed a sunset was a-happening, so we drove out to the bluffs and caught a pretty sick view...


Awesome.  Now I am off to meet a dog at the humane society!  Not for me, for my friend, but Jake is going to see if he approves.  Good times!!!

7 comments:

  1. Tidy post Jen, great sunset shot!

    On my blogroll thing it listed recent posts with the name of the blog and then a thumbnail--usually the first photo in the post.

    So today one entry read:

    Jen--I Used to Hate Birds
    Photo: A dead Flicker

    As if you killed a bird for your blog post or something. It made me chuckle

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    1. oh man I laughed so hard at this!! Hey, we all make sacrifices for our art, right??

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  2. Those are great photos from a phone!!! Nice colors!

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  3. YES love that sunset shot...I cant figure out how to get the photos out of my camera! GUESS I will have to fiddle with it..
    Too bad about the DOA in the road..thats horrible.
    Hope the dog gets the THUMBS UP so he can have a home!!

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    1. Ha, getting the photos out of the camera can be tricky sometimes... I just pop a USB into my phone and do it that way, but you can usually email them to yourself too. The dog got a big thumbs up!

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  4. Poor flicker! The sunset shot is gorgeous, great capture. The wren is a cutie and would be a new bird for me. I am always happy to hear that people are adopting dogs, they need good homes. Great post and Happy Birding.

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