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

Count For February 25 & 26

Mourning Dove 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 2 Carolina Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 3 Brown Creeper 1 American Robin 4 European Starling 5 Song Sparrow 1 White-throated Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 4 Northern Cardinal 3 Common Grackle 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 House Finch 4 American Goldfinch 9 House Sparrow 15 I … Continue reading

Finally a Hairy Woodpecker stopped by

Only got a couple photos before the Hairy Woodpecker flew off. This is the best one. The Hairy Woodpecker looks much like the Downey Woodpecker but it is larger over all (about 3″) and with a longer bill. I get multiple Downey Woodpeckers at the house daily but have been waiting for a Hairy to … Continue reading

You know you’re a birder when…

You have dreams about the clarity of the new binoculars you’ve just ordered. Ah, they should be here Friday! I got a pair for my daughter who has been just sharing with me until now. Celestron Outland 8×42 Waterproof Binoculars And I got a new pair of waterproof/fogproof for myself. After this last Sunday Outing … Continue reading

Count For February 18 & 19

Mourning Dove 9 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 2 Carolina Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 American Robin 2 European Starling 12 Song Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Northern Cardinal 2 Common Grackle 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 House Finch 3 American Goldfinch 7 House Sparrow 12

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