Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
|Am goldfinch - can see plumage molt|
|Am tree sparrow - on its way north|
|common redpoll - first of the season and ever|
|FOY fox sparrow - and junco|
|junco jumping on the top of clothes line pole|
|junco at thistle feeder|
|many juncos at the sparrow station - stumps brought back from SD|
|junco at suet feeder|
Boreal chickadee from an earlier trip to Sax Zim.
Finally - a sharp-shinned hawk from a few weeks back - much less snow, as you can tell.
Monday, April 1, 2013
|Female came in as I watched the youngsters|
|This youngster made an interesting |
first choice when he left the nest
|This nest site does not have youngsters out yet.|
It's that time of year when great horned owlets are starting to leave their cavities or nests that their parents appropriated. The following pics are from three nest sites in the metro area. Heard about one site where kids threw snowballs at the owlets in attempts to get them to fall off their branch. One would hope that an amazing opportunity to see these youngsters would be something that is respected with some space and general common sense.