To Family, Friends, Rehabbers and Goose Lovers: Continue
Sunday was a sad day for me when I found Honk Honk was not at the lake. After two visits and scouring the ditches and rock beds around the lake twice, I returned home very weary and I cried. I didn't visit HH on Saturday, as it was windy and cold, although I had fed her almost everyday or at times, every other day, and sometimes I had to trudge through snow drifts…
Added by Carol D. Barr on March 29, 2010 at 10:34pm —
Honk Honk is doing well. I have two places that are interested in placing her. For now I am focused on informing community members beside the lake to watch for teens with pellet guns. I hope to have one family interested in helping with her care. I sat with her today and was within 12 ft. or so and Bridgitte my Standard Poodle sat with me.
Here she is coming out of the water to get some… Continue
Added by Carol D. Barr on March 6, 2010 at 11:19pm —
Added by Donna Cooper on February 16, 2010 at 10:30am —
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Added by MortonPhillips1519 on January 31, 2010 at 11:25am —
I have company from Wisconsin, my sister the "uber-birder". She'd love to photograph the owl if he's still visiting. We took a ride yesterday, wandered around the Elbert County road/Peyton area for a couple hours, no sighting of a group of cars with spotting scopes hanging out the window. I don't think we found the right locale. Anyone know if the owl is still in the area and possibly a little better idea of the exact area?
Added by Steve Selvig on January 24, 2010 at 10:40am —
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Added by zoe ann nishimuta on January 15, 2010 at 8:20pm —
Okay, perhaps I'm a snob...but I'd rather not feed Eurasian Collared Doves, nor European Starlings. OR House Sparrows, if I could avoid it...but at least they're small!
Today, a fast 75 or so Rosy-Finches arrived (we got snow last night.) Okay, less than an inch, but the Rosies are like clockwork; if it snows, they show. The problem was that I have not seen them since Christmas day...the last of day of a several-day stretch of snowy days. They left that morning...so I have not been… Continue
Added by Beverly on January 7, 2010 at 8:09pm —
I think I got the bird and snake identified....my brother in Georgia helped me out on the snake and I followed up with researching the woodpecker.
The snake species is Pseustes sulphureus, and are native to the Amazon river basin. They are non venomous, semi arboreal, and feed on rodents, birds, etc. Obviously, they are quite adept at raiding birds' nests and consuming nestling birds and eggs.
I borrowed the following information from a South American Bird Index at :… Continue
Added by Carol D. Barr on December 22, 2009 at 10:42pm —
Audubon Christmas Bird Count~~~~December 19, 2009
What a great time yesterday on the Lockheed Martin campus in Littleton and later at Waterton Canyon. I didn't take many photos, as that is not allowed on the Lockheed property and I certainly didn't want to lug my camera up into the rocky area where some ice and snow made trekking a little treacherous. I could just see myself slipping off into a snowy ravine clutching my camera to my chest...never to be seen, again.
Our day… Continue
Added by Carol D. Barr on December 20, 2009 at 1:40pm —
I have been trying to update my profile photo. I enter settings, browse for a photo, open it...and it just sits there telling me it is browsing. I am very bad at this whole computer thing and would appreciate any help anyone cares to send my way.
Added by Polly Wren Neldner on December 6, 2009 at 1:21pm —
My friend Bobby-O sent me an e-mail yesterday saying he had a large (50-ish!) Black Rosy-finches at the feeders on his deck. He is an wonderful photographer...I hope to get pics to post.
However, while I'd watched my own yard-birds while having my morning coffee, his alert caused me to check the yard again. WOW I had a flock of about the same number; mixed Black, Brown-capped and Gray-crowned Rosies! I got several (not very good) photos for my blog, and later in the day discovered… Continue
Added by Beverly on December 4, 2009 at 10:03am —
Hi Colorado Birders,
Although this does not have to do with birding in Colorado, hope it is ok to ask for help!
We are trying to plan a birding adventure to Peru next year. We cannot afford the "big guns" such as Field Guides, Wings, or VENT...so are trying an agency called Tropical Nature. Has anyone out there got any suggestions?
Our proposed itinerary is as follows:
Cock of the Rock Lodge for 2 nights
Amazonia Lodge 1… Continue
Added by Polly Wren Neldner on November 19, 2009 at 6:47pm —
I walked up to Lowell Ponds SWA at about 9:55 this morning. I saw sixteen species. A Red-tailed Hawk, perched on a billboard north of I-76, was the most exciting bird present. Other birds at Lowell Ponds were:
Canada Goose 4
Green-winged Teal 6
Northern Shoveler 4
American Wigeon 22
Ring-necked Duck 10
Bufflehead Duck 8
Black-capped Chickadee… Continue
Added by Bob Canter on October 31, 2009 at 2:47pm —
Pigmy Nuthatches are familiar to me since they are regular vistors to my feeders at my Magnolia Drive home. I had never seen one at the Lakehouse on Lake McConaughy until this past weekend. I didn't get a close enough view to guarantee the identification, but by the size, shape, coloring, and flight patterns it looked just like a Pigmy Nuthatch. My question - are Pigmy Nuthatches known to be in Nebraska?
Added by Jay Belsan on October 6, 2009 at 7:19pm —
I saw a Broad Tailed Hummingbird on the feeder last Wednesday, September 16. I suspect they have all gone, but I will leave the feeders up for another couple days just to be sure. They leave mid September every year, which is good since we nearly always get snow the 4th week of September.
Added by Jay Belsan on September 22, 2009 at 7:48pm —
This time of year I have many varieties of juvenile birds on my feeders at the Lakehouse. The juveniles are just getting their adult feathers and colors so they are funny looking as well as awkward. I have juvenile Red Headed and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Northern Orioles, and House Finches. On Saturday I had a flock of turkeys that included three hens and nine poults the size of small chickens. Last week I saw a Pheasant hen with two chicks.
Added by Jay Belsan on August 19, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I have been seeing Red Bellied Woodpeckers for years at my Lakehouse on Lake McConaughy, Nebraska, but I always saw them in the early fall and didn't think they nested locally. This summer I have had a pair (female has red only on the back of the head, male has a full red mohawk) on the feeders all summer and lately I have seen one with a completely brown head. The little guy is a little awkward and fun to watch. I will try to get a picture.
In addition to Red Bellied, we also have… Continue
Added by Jay Belsan on August 10, 2009 at 8:00pm —
My husband Paul came home from work last night and said he had seen an all white bird at the entrance to Cuchara Mountain Resort...So we just had to go investigate this morning. Our reward was our first ever look at a truly albino bird! We are assuming Chipping Sparrow...as the bird interacting with it is a Chipping Sparrow. May add more photos later!
Added by Polly Wren Neldner on August 1, 2009 at 5:16pm —
This morning we spotted a Burrowing Owl on Hwy 160, at the Valley Road cutoff to La Veta. When we returned from Lathrop State Park 2 hours later he was still there...appeared to be all by himself...not much prairie dog activity...a newer "town"...although we have heard of these little guys being out by the airstrip near Walsenburg...that is almost 20 miles away...is it unusual for them to be this high...about 7,000 feet?
Would appreciate your… Continue
Added by Polly Wren Neldner on June 21, 2009 at 2:10pm —
Gary has posted that there's a new yard life bird in his Nunn habitat and I sure wish it would come to visit me. I really like Northern Mockingbirds. I didn't see them growing up in Michigan, but when we moved to New Jersey I got the full exposure. My yard was always occupied by 2 or 3 breeding pairs. I enjoyed their constant variety of calls, even when they went on all night long, the flash of wings as they flew off, the babies on the ground begging for food upon first leaving the… Continue
Added by ARDonoghue on June 8, 2009 at 10:38am —