Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I finally got my house yesterday!  My first yard bird was officially a Western Scrub-Jay eating some berries, closely followed by a flock of Cackling Geese overhead.  Later on my friend and I were having a beer on my tiny deck and I heard a Killdeer calling.   Not bad. 

My birding adventures will probably slow down quite a bit as I try to move, paint, garden, rip up the ugliest wallpaper ever, etc.  Anyway, hope you have a great Halloween!  Check out my rad pumpkin carving skills I didn't even know I had...


8 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you. Even if you don't get out birding as much (but I bet you do-Ralph and Jake will need their walks, right?), you can give us yard bird reports!

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  2. That is a pretty sick owl-o-lantern.

    Props on the house. Make sure to think of a great name for your house when you make it into an eBird hotspot.

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  3. Yeah what Steven said about the hotspot name.

    As far as first yard birds go, it seems like you could do a lot worse than Scrub Jay. I'm glad it wasn't anything cliche, like House Finch or House Sparrow, though House Wren would've been appropriate.

    Would Scrub Jays eat pumpkin seeds?

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  4. Congrats on buying a hole to throw all of your money into. I love mine! May you have many wonderful yard birds.

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  5. Love the owl pumpkin, Happy Halloween! Congrats on your new house, Jen!

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  6. AWESOME...I know what you mean about Ugly Wallpaper! Yuk...you will make it your own in no time. I bet once all the feeders go up you'll get all sorts of cool birds!!
    Thats a super carving job!! You could roast marshmellows in that one!

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  7. Happy day after Halloween! Great job on the pumpkin; we haven't even carved ours yet! Congrats on your new house; happy to hear you already have yard guests!

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  8. I was wondering why Ms. Prolific Poster had been uncharacteristically quiet. A little thing like MOVING IN. =)

    FanTAStic pumpkin. Great! And congrats on your new home list o' birds. Looking forward to when you are back in post mode (but kinda want to see that awful wallpaper). =)

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