Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Visit from a Cooper

I saw a Cooper's Hawk today when I was running in the panhandle. This was the fourth time in the past couple of weeks that I've seen what I think is the same individual

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

79. Slate-colored Junco

Similar to the Oregon Juncos we have at our feeder back in California, this variant is a common visitor to the McGuffey's feeder in Kentucky.

78. Downy Woodpecker

Also seen at the McGuffeys' feeder, these were significantly smaller than the Hairy Woodpeckers we saw earlier this year in Oregon.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

78. Cooper's Hawk

Although I wasn't last time around, this time, I'm sure. A Cooper's Hawk landed in the tree just above the McGuffey's feeder. As you can imagine, all the other birds immediately vanished. One oblivious squirrel seemed destined for doom. But as often happens, fortune smiled on the stupid.

77. Pileated Woodpecker

I've spotted a few of these during the year, and not adding them has been an oversight. But this one was at the McGuffey's feeder in Bowling Green, KY.

76. Eastern Towhee

Seen at the feeder at the McGuffey's in Bowling Green Kentucky. This bird almost looks like an Oriole in terms of its coloring, though the body shape and size are entirely different.

75. Great-Horned Owl

This is an auditory identification. There are two of these (or more) that live near my Dad's lake house on Lake Eufaula. He has, on several occasions, gotten a visual ID. I, however, had to rely on their calls. We heard them repeatedly during the Thanksgiving holiday, though we never actually saw them.

74. Common Loon

Spotted on Lake Eufaula, Alabama, on Thanksgiving Day.