You know what’s hard? Birding when you’re 32 weeks pregnant. Getting out of the car is the hardest part. I’m close to buying a Prius and I’m trying to decide between the regular one and the V. The regular one is quieter, but it’s so damn uncomfortable right now. The V has a lot more […]
Category Archive for 'blackbird'
In winter the blackbirds congregate in trees. At Farmington Bay, the last house before the Waterfowl Management Area has a huge tree that is always filled with blackbirds. I took the first picture yesterday. You can really see the difference in the sky in this picture with no inversion versus the subsequent pictures from a […]
I’m so tired of having too much work and taking classes. I have finals in three weeks and I can’t wait just to have a few weeks of relaxation. I also can’t wait to go birding. These blackbird pictures were taken last summer. This blackbird wants you to know that he is waterfowl. The […]
Have you ever noticed how Yellow-headed Blackbirds resemble Bon Jovi? What do you think?
I finally took a day off from work for Memorial Day. Usually I still work on holidays. And since I turned my homework in yesterday, I used today to bird. I love Yellow-headed Blackbirds. They show up every spring and start singing in the grass. I found a video on YouTube […]
One of the telltale signs of spring is the return of blackbirds. Yellow-headed Blackbirds are one of my favorites. I saw the first one on April 30. I probably could have seen one earlier, but there was a gap between my Farmington Bay trips. In the month that I didn’t visit Farmington Bay it went […]
Last weekend I headed out to Farmington Bay for a birding trip. Things have been so crazy at work and I really needed to take a weekend off. My previous trip to Farmington Bay was on 12/19/10 and it’s amazing what a difference a few weeks make. It went from being very wet with plenty […]
In Farmington Bay, it would be a mistake to only look in the water for birds. Although you can find many birds in the water, including the occasional Yellow-Headed Blackbird, the real action is in the grass This is a male Yellow-Headed Blackbird. Check out his song, it sounds to me like a collision of […]
Last weekend Jon and I attended the Great Salt Lake Birding Festival. We’re still recovering. There were so many activities and so many birds. I even got to meet Birdchick, who is very nice and had excellent stories. Jon and I attended a tour of the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, a behind the scenes […]
Draper, UT has a small bit of marshland that is very popular with the birds. It’s in the middle of a residential area, so it serves as a nice area for people to walk and there’s even a small pond for fishing.