During one of our birding trips we came across a very rare species. We were driving down a road in a semi-residential area and had just spotted the sign for Ogden Waterfowl Management Area when on the side of the road I saw…A PEACOCK! Um, “What?” you ask? I know. It’s not like we were [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2010
Audrey does not fly, so his exercise involves a lot of walking. The distance from one edge of the bedroom to the cages is very long. Audrey walks this distance every night. At first he hated it and would walk towards anything that looked like a perch, especially a finger. But now Audrey is more [...]
Utah Lake in Provo, UT is a great place for birding. The lake has a variety of birds and there are marshes where more birds will hopefully hang out in the summer. There are two long roads that make nice walkways for looking at the ducks. Some fishermen drilled through the ice to fish. The [...]
Last week we headed out to Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management again. Salt Lake City and surrounding towns experience an inversion where the car exhaust and other pollutants stay stuck in the valley. Fortunately last week there was less of an inversion so you could see the mountains and the sky. The temperature was about 20 [...]
Now that the cockatiels are housed in a room with only one small window, I’m not worried about them flying into glass. As a result, we’ve been letting some of Conner’s flight feathers grow out. You wouldn’t believe how far he can fly with only three partial primaries on one side. He’s been rather bad [...]
As the weather gets warmer, we like to take walks in the neighborhood. I saw the strangest thing near us: a sled in a tree. I would think that a fair amount of effort is involved in making sure that the sled is properly situated in the tree. Very curious.
This week I traveled to San Francisco for business and I had enough time to visit Golden Gate Park.
American Kestrels are very common in Utah. I was able to get some amazing shots of a male American Kestrel, but I’ve hidden it below the fold because WARNING: THE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC. So if you don’t want to see a kestrel eating a mouse, you can settle for this pretty picture of a female [...]
Although I haven’t had a lot of luck birding in Utah this winter, there is a pretty consistent supply of backyard birds that enjoy my feeders. I have great hopes for the backyard. I want to start gardening so I can grow my own vegetables, but I’m also planning the garden based on how I [...]