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 [...]
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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.
Have I mentioned that Utah is beautiful?
Spring has been coming for awhile here in Northern California. Audrey had his molt about a month ago. Conner is molting now. It looks like someone tried to kill him; there are feathers everywhere. Many of my friends have reported crazy hormonal behavior in their birds. Lots of screaming, biting, and territorial behavior. Conner and [...]
I love blackbirds. These are brewer’s blackbirds. The male is on the left. Like most bird species, the female is not nearly as pretty. . Many people dislike blackbirds because they’re extremely common. I’ve never agreed with that reasoning. The only common bird that I ever disliked was the pigeon. Pigeons are too slow and [...]