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Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Stained Glass

I love Western and Clark Grebes.  They are always present in Utah and they have wild red eyes. Western Grebe I also love Farmington Bay, especially in the summer when everything is green. So imagine my delight when Jon suggested that we get customized stain glass windows of birds.  We chose grebes because they’re always […]

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Turkey

In honor of Thanksgiving, I give you turkey pictures.  I’m surprised that I’ve never talked about turkeys before.  I saw my first wild turkeys on Lucas Ranch Road in Marin County, California.  Have you ever seen a turkey?  They’re gorgeous. These are just wild turkeys.  The ones that people breed can be quite spectacular.  There […]

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Mule Deer in Heber City, UT

It didn’t take long for snow to cover the mountains.  This picture was taken on November 7, 2010, but it could have easily been taken weeks ago. Jon and I drove down a road birding a few weeks ago in the hopes of finding gulls near a trash dump when we saw Mule Deers. They […]

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Long-billed Curlew

We haven’t talked about Long-billed Curlews in awhile.  We have curlews in Utah!  This picture is from last summer.  They’re probably long gone right now. That picture was taken on the day when the air was rich with flies and the gulls could simply open their mouths and let the food fly inside.  From the […]

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Common Loon

Fall migration has completed.  Out with the songbirds and in with the ducks!  Last week I headed out to Rockport State Park based on reports of Black Scoters.  I’ve never seen any scoters so I was game.  Alas, no such luck!  But the view was beautiful. But I did spot something new in the water. […]

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Northern Flicker

The first time that I ever saw a Northern Flicker, I was in Half Moon Bay, CA.  I had no idea what a flicker was and I saw one in the tree.  I started walking towards him when I heard a growl.  I looked over and I saw what appeared to be the biggest cat […]

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Trevor

Getting cockatiels to enjoy interacting with humans is all about patience.  Trevor won’t always let me pick him up first, but if I pickup Conner then Trevor will always accept my finger.  He will also snuggle with me now if I’m snuggling with the other cockatiels.  I still can’t move quickly around him, but in […]

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Chipmunk

I have this little leftover from my last trip to Silver Lake, which deserves its own post: the chipmunk. I tried to look up the kind of chipmunk for you, but alas all chipmunks look alive to me.  It turns out that the white stripe above his eye is very common.  I like this picture […]

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Brown Creeper

A few weeks ago I went back to Silver Lake based on reports of crossbills and hookbills.  I’ve never seen any types of either bird.  Alas no crossbills or hookbills, but I did see some gorgeous views. But I did see a Brown Creeper.  I was excited because I recognized the call before I recognized […]

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Cockatiel Nestbox

Cockatiels love to chew things.  So the best way to occupy them is to give them a nestbox.  Conner saw the untouched nestbox and realized that he has a lot of work to do. Audrey was more interested in making house.  You can see the top of his head in the above picture peeking out […]

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