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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

White-crowned Sparrows

White-crowned Sparrows are very common in Utah in the winter.  I usually hear them before I see them.  Cornell’s bird page has an audio clip and the last three seconds are consistent with the noise I’m always hearing. In the picture above the bird on the left is a juvenile.  The juveniles don’t have white […]

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Cockatiel Toy

It’s very important to keep your cockatiels occupied with toys.  Birds need to be stimulated.  Trevor has taken an interest in the toy below.  Can you see Trevor eyeing it? The toy is a bunch of shredded paper stuck through two holes.  On another side of the box there is a wooden block and a […]

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American Kestrel

There have been a lot of kestrels around this winter.  There was one birding trip where I counted six in the same trip. This guy was not pleased about being disturbed.  He was trying to blend in with his perch. They are so good at hunting.  I see the Northern Harriers flying around a lot, […]

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Pied-billed Grebe

I write a lot about Western and Clark’s Grebes.  And in the summer we get Eared Grebes.  Well in the winter we get Pied-billed Grebes. Aren’t they cute?  In Utah they’re very shy birds so it took months of going to Farmington Bay before I got good shots like the one below. Ironically I got […]

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A Play by Audrey Rufous Bird

Trevor: “So I was listening to Rush Limbaugh the other day when he said that there is no scientific evidence to support the proposition that eating fruits and vegetables prolongs your life.  And his so called evidence for this proposition is that Jack LaLane died.  Jack LaLane died at 96!  Plus, we’ve seen study after […]

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Bald Eagle Day

Yesterday was Bald Eagle Day at Farmington Bay where they poison the carp and the eagles come to eat.  Yum.  The eagles starting coming in weeks ahead of schedule. Wait, are you thinking “Oh no, not another Bald Eagle post”?  Well, let me show you some of the other things I’ve seen in the past […]

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American Coot

Yay!  The internet is back.  I missed you internet.  There is nothing like coming home after working for 12 hours and being able to watch television and surf the internet.  Yet another reason why I have not been blogging consistently.  I suck. . Coots, coots, coots.  If there is any bird that I can consistently […]

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Cedar Waxwings

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I haven’t taken a day off in weeks and even when I’ve managed to slip away to Farmington Bay for a few hours, it’s been raining, the inversion was so bad it hurt to breathe the air or I couldn’t find any birds.  So boo to you winter.  Boo […]

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Sticks

Audrey spends a lot of time inside his cage.  Sometimes the other birds will push him around if they’re all on top of the cage together.  Also, Audrey likes to sleep at night inside the cage. But Conner wants to be near Audrey.  You can see Conner in the above picture on the bottom, looking […]

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