- View SourceSaw my first rusty blackbirds ever today (huzzah!) out
at the Temsco pond--I saw at least 4, and at least two
were singing, which is what caught my attention in the
first place. One was still very rusty (in color, not
his singing), including on the face, but the other
three had black heads and only rusty edging on their
body and wing feathers.
The other fun bird of the day was a canvasback that
spent most of his time napping. There were also about
100 Canada geese, about 75 mallards, 6 (greater?)
scaup, 1 male common merganser, 2 buffleheads, a
kingfisher, pine siskins singing, and 3 song sparrows
singing. Busy little place!
Last week's wednesday walk started slow--we didn't see
much until we reached the cemetary. There we saw at
least 20 robins bopping around on the ground, a half
dozen starlings on the ground, chickadees, and heard a
junco singing. Steve Winker (sorry if I misspelled
your last name Steve!) spotted a Northern flicker
(red-shafted). I only got a quick glimpse as it flew
off toward some houses. A good ending to the walk
Wednesday walks meet at Rainbow foods at noon and last
an hour. Come join us!
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