Sunday, April 14, 2013

Various stuff

While it may not big news for some, a B.C. Chickadee in the yard on plum island happens about twice a year...and I had 2 birds at my feeders. Big day...also a beautiful Savannah Sparrow in the thicket across the street. ( i didnt get a pic)

Palm Warblers & Hermit Thrush's were quite numerous in the woods of West Newbury, and the Eastern Screech is still in his / her roost !!! My latest screech owl to date. 
                                                           Palm Warbler

Hermit thrush 

A few Owls

                                              A few owls from the weekend. Also tons of Kinglets everywhere, but they don't seem to like to sit still for me.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Red Tail Dinner

Caught the year old PRNWR Red-tail eating an early dinner.

 GBH by the side of the turnpike to PI, and 3 Kestrels by the Newburyport Industrial area.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Short-eared Owl's and some FOY's

I had a nice early show today of a few Short-eared Owls dog fighting and hunting in the reserve. I also had a few first of the year's: Killdeer, Osprey, Glossy Ibis, Fox Sparrow and Pectoral Sandpiper.

                                Into the sun shot, but still a capture of the dog fight between the 2 owls

Monday, April 1, 2013

Northern Shrike

While birding early on Easter my buddy and I caught a Northern Shrike in the S-curves in the Parker. This is he second time I've seen this bird in the past few weeks. I wish I remembered my new little point & shoot takes HD video, but I forgot. At any rate the shrike was singing its heart out, really amazing to see.