Friday, January 13, 2012


The most notable item about today’s walk was hearing a pack of coyotes…

change in the weather coming

calling over there.  I looked and looked but couldn’t actually spot them.  We know we have lots of coyotes in this area…evenings, this time of the year are filled with their calls, but to hear them in the middle of the day is very unusual – unless a siren goes by – but there hadn’t been any siren today.

The other interesting thing were the numbers of birds busy feeding down on the ground..

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee…Juncos and even Steller’s Jay…( no pictures)

Not much out there

apart from the small ground feeders, the log bay area was basically deserted…and look at that sky…snow is forecast and it is sure looking like it is going to happen. 

Bald Eagle

a few Bald Eagles around…well 3 – that is all I saw.

Lots of Pintails

the ducks were all hanging out in the area of the first bay…including that large flock of Northern Pintails

Chestnutbacked Chickadee

I took this picture of a Chestnut backed Chickadee this morning with the intention of posting it on the Great Backyard Bird Count’s Face book page.  This Face book group has over 5,000 members and is quite interesting.  While we are at it, I mentioned the Purple Finch yesterday, well today the male is back and he has at least 4 females with him…

Female Purple Finch

here is one of them…the colour is a little off due to the sun light…


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