There is a nice group of about 30 sparrows (White-crowned, Golden-crowned,
Lincoln's) and a few Orange-crowned Warblers at the recycling plant at the end
of West Northern Lights Boulevard.
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- Acting on Dave's posting I drove out behind the airport. At the point
where the pavement ends, (end of the double yellow line) near the
fuel tanks, there was a very small puddle on the south side of the
road. Dozens of birds were flying down to drink and bath in the
puddle. I had stumbling into a very large, mixed flock, of migrants,
moving through the area. The trees were filled with birds in all
direction. I believe I saw at least 9 different species in less then
ten minutes. Then suddenly they were all gone - not a bird in sight!
However, I did take a couple, of poor quality photos, of a
female/juvenile MacGillivray's Warbler.
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> There is a nice group of about 30 sparrows (White-crowned, Golden-
> Lincoln's) and a few Orange-crowned Warblers at the recycling plant
at the end
> of West Northern Lights Boulevard.
> Dave Sonneborn
> **************It's only a deal if it's where you want to go. Find
> deal here.
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- Hello, just thought I would share something exciting for a person just starting the hobby. In fact I have only been doing it for only a month and a fee days. Found my 15th species today:) A common goldeneye. Seen at the east lagoon of Chester.
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- So I have not posted in a while. But cool lifers have been acquired these past 2 weekends. The first being a hike up the south peak of Rendezvous Peak of Arctic Valley. Still needing high birds for my lifer, my friend Bill and I found a Rock Ptarmigan couple. We sat and observed for many minutes. They were quite unconcerned about us. They ate and pruned themselves. Being just a 13ft away got great looked of the large red mark on the head. The male was still very much white but his mate was in her seasonal plumage. It was a scorcher of a day on Father's Day.
Today Bill and I went out again early in the morning. Destination Potter's Marsh. Low an behold we saw several teals. Upon closer inspection one ended up being a Blue-winged teal:) Got great looks at the large crescent white face mark and the grayish blue head that separated it from the Green-winged teals. We watched for several minutes. Nearing the end of the walk I decided to look for it again and it left:( Timing really is everything in birding.
Both birds are ones I have been wanting since I started this. But for one reason or another they have evaded me until now. Not through lack of effort either. The old cliche "good things come to those who wait.":) is rather apropos.
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