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Monthly Archive for October, 2012

Red-shouldered Hawk

In Pescadero, I saw a new raptor: the Red-shouldered Hawk.  I’m not very good at identifying raptors, but I knew this wasn’t a Red-tailed Hawk.   I thought he must have been a juvenile because he jumped into some bushes and flopped around in the area for awhile.  But the juveniles have yellow eyes, so […]

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Western Sandpiper

This morning I took a flight from Oakland to Salt Lake City and I had to get up at 3:50am.  I’m so incredibly tired.  I was supposed to have five hours of meetings starting Thursday morning, but it didn’t work out and I had the day free.  So I stayed in Pescadero, CA overnight.   […]

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Loggerhead Shrike

Because I had such great luck at Antelope Island last week, I went back today.  The tree that was filled with birds last weekend only had a couple birds pass through today.  However, I lucked out on my way off the island because when I was trying to photograph some Pied-billed Grebes, I got some […]

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Townsend’s Solitaire

At Antelope Island last week I saw my first Townsend’s Solitaire.  During the winter they primarily eat cones on the juniper bush.     I was convinced I was looking at a Gray Vireo because of the white eye ring, but a friend of mine pointed out that the buffy wing patch is consistent with […]

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A Response from Stonewall C. Bird

Trevor bird would have you believe that I’m going to take away your millet when, in fact, he’s going to limit your access to seed by putting you on a voucher system.  With this voucher system, you will get less access to seed because the voucher will only cover a portion of your seed costs. […]

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Wilson’s Warbler

Today I got to bird outside of Salt Lake City!  I went to Antelope Island and had possibly the best birding experience I’ve had in the last year.  For example, even though it’s mid-October, I saw several different kinds of warblers in Utah!     This is a Wilson’s Warbler.  I was so happy to […]

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Jackson Hole, WY

A few weeks ago Jon and I went to Jackson Hole, WY for a work event.  We arrived in Jackson Hole after five hours of driving and people were relaxing before dinner.  I decided to walk outside the hotel with my camera.  I’m glad I did because all traffic stopped to accommodate two moose that […]

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Mountain Chickadee

I’ve seen Mountain Chickadees before, but it’s been a few years, so I was completely confused to see the masked avenger.     I thought it might be some kind of nuthatch for a few minutes because of the beak.  But then I realized that he looks just like the chickadees in my backyard except […]

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Stonewall Bird wants to take away your entitlements.     Stonewall Bird thinks you need to pay more taxes on your boing.     I’m Trevor Bird and I approved this message.      

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Goldfinches: American and Lesser

Back in August when I was in California, I drove over the Golden Gate Bridge and made my way up the coast in Marin County.  I stopped at Fort Barry and took pictures of the birds.  I found a juvenile goldfinch making an incredible racket.  Here’s mom molting into her winter wear:     I […]

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