Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls
adapted from my photo of 2008

Monday, December 27, 2010

Piedmont, South Dakota

I participated in the Piedmont, SD (nw of Rapid City) Christmas Bird Count today. A beautiful day, but some of the roads were still ice-covered from the big ice-storm last Thursday, when the count was originally scheduled. Temperature in the 40s, blue sky. Highlights for me were Townsend's Solitaire, Black-billed Magpies and Sharp-tailed Grouse, but nearly the rarest bird on the count for this area was the Northern Cardinal that our group got to see!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tufted Flycatcher - Big Bend Nat. Park, TX

I'm too tired to give details now (1100 miles in less than 2 days), but I DID see the Tufted Flycatcher this morning!! More later I hope.

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