Merlin… Catch of the Day!

How exciting to see this Merlin out in Ohio. My daughter spotted him when we pulled over in a park to eat our lunch after birding at a nature preserve all morning. We were actually just on our way home and not looking for birds at all.We drove directly under him, drove back by under … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – March 1, 2009

What we saw:Pileated Woodpecker 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 1American Crow 3Carolina Chickadee 5White-breasted Nuthatch 1Brown Creeper 1Turkey Vulture 1Canada Goose 6Carolina Wren 1Downey Woodpecker 2Northern Cardinal 1Belted Kingfisher 1White-throated Sparrow 1Eastern Bluebird 4 Temp was 22-27 degrees. Cold, sunny and crisp. We took the new binoculars and both pairs worked out wonderfully. My daughter was really excited … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – February 15, 2009

We had some really strong winds here the other night (45-60mph) and it looks like a port-a-potty got blown into a pond at this park. We could not resist taking our outing self photo in front of the park rangers pulling the potty out of the pond with a tractor. What we saw:Canada GeeseMallardsCommon Goldeneye … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – February 8, 2009

I was solo this outings so I ended up going to three different parks. At the first two parks the trails were really, really icy but I got a great shot of an icy waterfall out of the deal. It was warmer (44 degrees) muddy and icy in areas without direct sun. I actually ran … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – February 1, 2009

It was a beautiful sunny, clear winter day. We hiked about 2.5 miles in a foot of snow. The paths weren’t very clear so it was a hard hike but it was a lot of fun and we saw all kinds of winter birds. Temperature was about 36 degrees F What we saw:MallardsCanada Geese (many)Great … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – January 25, 2009

Northern Cardinal Note: all the Canada Geese on the ice behind us. I lost count! Pileated Woodpecker Great Blue Heron Mallards What we saw:Great Blue Heron – 4Mallards – 6Canada Geese (more than we could count!)Downey Woodpecker – 1Red-bellied Woodpecker – 3Pileated Woodpecker – 1American Crows – 3House Sparrows – 20Northern Cardinals – 2, pairTufted … Continue reading

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