I’ve spent the last 2 weeks searching hard for 4 more birds. I would browse ebird looking for posts from others that listed birds I haven’t yet seen. Then, I’d go see if I could find them. I never did identify the sparrows or hawks I was really focusing on. But, I did find other newbies.
Birds of 2013: Week 51
There are a number of birds hanging around our house eating at our feeders & picking in the seed heads of summer’s flowers. I enjoy seeing the birds. But unfortunately, none of them are new for my list & the end of the year is coming very quickly. I am so close to my goal, yet haven’t reached it yet.
Birds of 2013: Week 50
One chilly morning I walked around one of my favorite birding places. Much of the water was ice, but there were plenty of birds hanging around. It was a good walk for seeing large birds. I saw a bald eagle, blue heron, one red-tailed hawk catch breakfast & another one getting pestered by a kestrel.
Birds of 2013: Weeks 48 – 49
Over Thanksgiving we went camping near Newport. One day we took the kids to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. While there, I snuck a peek at Yaquina Bay to look for birds. I know there was much more to see than what I saw, but I still managed to add 2 new birds to my list.
Birds of 2013: Weeks 45 – 47
I have nearly nothing to report bird-wise from the last couple weeks. I haven’t had the chance lately to visit my favorite birding spots. I haven’t even stepped outside my house lately to look for birds. Thankfully, one of my kid’s is crafty & likes birds as well. He made two feeders for the birds. One is a plastic cup filled with birdseed. The other
Birds of 2013: Week 44
One day as I was driving to town I passed some birds along the road. I pulled over to check them out & there were 6 female pheasants. I was so happy I stopped because they are a new bird for my list. Yay!
Birds of 2013: Week 43
Another trip to a wetlands area trying to identify a few new birds for my list.
Birds of 2013: Week 42
Still on a mission to find birds, the kids & I drove to Sauvie Island, which is not too far from downtown Portland. I have actually never been there, so this was a first for all of us. I read there were Sandhill Cranes there now. Well, dag-nab-it, we never saw them. Nor did I see a new bird. But, we did see many birds
Birds of 2013: Week 41
I’m determined to hit my goal of identifying 100 birds this year. But, it is getting difficult. I’ve gone out looking a few times in the last couple weeks & seen very few, if any, new birds. I’m sure I’ve walked past, even taken pics, of birds I haven’t counted. But so many birds look similar, sometimes I don’t recognize they aren’t the same. This
Birds of 2013: Week 40
For about a week we had a couple Cooper’s Hawks hanging around. They make the most fantastic sound & I was excited to see them. But I think one attacked our Mama hen, so I’m glad they’ve decided to move on.
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