Sunday, November 24, 2013

The weekend.

It's been a good weekend.  Yesterday morning began with another boring sunrise...


I walked the dogs all the way to the Sea Scout Base in hopes of finding some good birds.  Success.  A small flock of scaup there held a lone White-winged Scoter!


I think that was only my second time seeing one in the county.  Pretty cool, especially for a motorless bird!  A harrier came by while I was scanning...


Lots of Common Goldeneyes along the river but no Barrow's that I could find.   No loons either- haven't had any on the Columbia yet this fall, though others have.

This morning I decided to embark on a new journey down the road to full-blown nerdery.  I created a Facebook page for i used to hate birds.  You should like it.  It will be good times.

Anyway.  This afternoon I went out to Steigerwald Lake NWR to hunt for owls with Christian.  We failed to find any Short-eareds, but had some great success with Barns.  Two in fact.  Neither wanted anything to do with us.


 Little human feet

Also around were lots of meadowlarks, a couple of Bald Eagles, oodles of harriers, a kestrel, and lots of people. 


Good times!!

4 comments:

  1. Very nice. How long did it take for the Barn Owls to fly once they saw you, and from what distance?

    Cool shots in the barn!

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  2. Nice! I want to get out there, but time and the wind is discouraging. Went back to Jackson Bottom to look for the shrike and failed. Boo hoo.

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  3. Pretty sunrise! And I love the Harrier in flight and the cool Barn Owl! Great sightings! Have a happy week!

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  4. that was a sweet outing!!! Love the barn owl---I'll have to check out that facebook page for sure.

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