Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring migrants at the drip


The spring migrants have been trickling in. We spotted a new yard bird, a red-breasted nuthatch, who visits the drip daily.

Red-breasted Nuthatch


The black-headed grosbeaks are earlier this year. Here's a female before and after a bath

Black-headed Grosbeak


Wet Black-headed grosbeak


The hooded orioles have also returned.
Hooded Oriole


Monday, April 2, 2018

Panama Birds

We went to Panama in March. Here are a few of the birds we saw

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Northern Emerald Toucanet

Northern Emerald Toucanet

Female Barred Antshrike
Barred Antshrike


Ocelated Antbird

Ocelated Antbird

Rufous Motmot
Rufous Motmot


More Panama Bird photos at Panama Birds

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Return of the Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings feast on our Toyon berries every year, but they don't have a set schedule. Some years, they come by late December. Last year, it was March. This year, late February.

Cedar waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, Georgia

We went to Atlanta to visit family. We had time one day to drop by Sweetwater Creek State Park. Our target bird was the brown-headed nuthatch, a bird we only learned about the morning of our outing. Its distinctive call made it easy to locate but it took a while to get some good views and photos.
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch

We also saw birds that frequented our backyard in New Jersey.
Tufted titmouse
Tufted Titmouse


Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breadted Nuthatch

After birding, we had great chicken and biscuits with a delicious remoulade sauce at the nearby Milk & Honey restaurant.

Monday, January 15, 2018

La Sierra University

Acorn Woodpecker

Kestrel

Went shopping near La Sierra University: Mike's favorite place for acorn woodpeckers. Also saw a kestrel.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Prado Regional Park White Wagtail

We went to Prado Regional Park in hopes of finding the White Wagtail that was reported on the "spillway." It took a while to find the spillway, but once we did, it was easy to find the Wagtail. Here's a map that shows where the spillway is:
Map of Prado Regional Park Spillway

Once there, we saw many other birds. It was a nice day for a walk. We are glad we are no longer on the east coast.

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Green Heron
Green Heron

Black-crowned night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

American White pelican
American white pelican

Nutail's   Woodpecker
Nutail's Woodpecker

Vermilion flycatcher
Vermilion flycatcher

Vermilion flycatcher
Vermilion flycatcher