Category Archives: birding

Northern Mockingbird Continues

It was unseasonably warm (and warmer than forecast), with temperatures reaching 50F (or pretty close). I don’t know, but wonder if this was due in part to only partly cloudy skies that allowed plenty of sun through during the day. … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Red Phalarope

Originally I thought I would have little time to look for the Red Phalaropes today, but it turned out that neither of my afternoon classes would be meeting today, so after lunch Rowan and I headed out to see what … Continue reading

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Red-winged Blackbirds

Rowan and I spent some time out looking for birds today. After not seeing anything unusual in the Channel, we went out to Starrigavan. The tide was up pretty high, reaching the full flood while we were there. I checked … Continue reading

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Colder Weather and a Marbled Godwit

Rowan and I spent some time looking for birds today, including in the Channel, out at Starrigavan, and then at the Turnaround (we had also intended to check out John Brown’s Beach but the gates onto the Coast Guard base … Continue reading

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Fall Birding

Today’s highlight was seeing a Rusty Blackbird after getting a report that it had been around a local neighborhood yesterday and today. It’s only the third one I’ve seen here (that I can recall), and the first since November 2008. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Birds, Migrating Geese

Rowan and I spent some time looking at birds at Swan Lake. I hoped to see the Canvasback Connor had reported yesterday. I was able to find it (mixed in with ~60 Ring-necked Ducks), but it was too far off … Continue reading

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