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A Robin!  At our heated birdbath in SW Michigan.

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@jl74436857  Ahhhhh purple finches. Long time since I saw that lovely species. Sweet singers, too. Smiley Happy

 

Are you in the south or the west coast?

 

Right now we're seeing sparrows, mountain chickadees, flickers, juncos, raptors and jays around the farm. We usually get to see a great horned owl in the winter, but it apparently hasn't had need to hunt our hillside yet. (It usually hangs out down by the river.) Or maybe all the barn cats in the area have made the rodent population scarce, dunno.

 

Anyway, we're planning a trip to one of our local birding hot spots, so hopefully we'll see a bunch of waterfowl too. Smiley Happy

 

 

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I see cardinals, dark-eyed juncos, sparrows, chickadees, and purple finches at my bird feeders.

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I see the usual suspects are present. lol

 

So those tundra swans were spotted this weekend in Weld County. Out with the legions of Canada geese in a farm pond .


Smiley Happy  We went to Walden Ponds on Saturday because we heard there had been snow geese there: http://news.kgnu.org/2017/11/nature-almanac-big-white-birds-at-walden-ponds/

 

Nada. I could only check one of the log books, but saw no mention of the snow geese. The tundra swan mentions were from May.

 

Sunday we were out in Weld on the trikes and cycled out where the swans were rumored to be. I couldn't positively ID them (no binocs) but think what we saw were 8-10 snow geese rather than tundra swans. I'll check Gary's online album. If anyone has ID'd 'em, its him. Smiley Happy

 

 

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I see the usual suspects are present. lol

 

So those tundra swans were spotted this weekend in Weld County. Out with the legions of Canada geese in a farm pond .

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We took a trip to a birding hotspot Saturday, and along with the regulars (gulls, gadwalls, kingfishers, raptors, doves, house finches, chickadees, sparrows, mallards and Canada geese) we were able to closely observe

 

Green-winged Teals

Green-winged_Teal_b57-12-085_l_1.jpghttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-winged-teal

 

American Wigeons

amwigeon.jpghttp://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/american_wigeon

 

Common Goldeneyes

Common_Goldeneye_b13-39-202_l_1.jpghttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-goldeneye

 

Ring-necked Ducks

Ring-necked_Duck_b57-5-219_l_1.jpghttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/ring-necked-duck

 

 

 

Northern ShovelersNorthernShoveler.jpghttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-shoveler

 

 

 

All of these are typical species for our area this time of year, though this is the first we've been in the right place at the right time in order to watch green-winged teals, shovelers, goldeneyes and ring-necked ducks since the spring mating season.

 

Yesterday we saw roughly a million Canada geese while we were cycling. They were in the sky by the thousands, in the water by the thousands, on the shores by the thousands the entire day. Say goodbye to clean sidewalks, northern Colorado. Smiley Happy

 

What birds are you seeing in your neck of the woods?  Anything rare or unusual?   Are you still seeing migrating birds, like us? And most importantly: do you want some geese? LOL.

 

 

 

 

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