Monday, May 30, 2016

Chico Basin 5-30-16

100 runtotal
Kite at home when leaving.

Eastern Kingbirds, lots

Love the Read-headed Woodpecker!

Common Nighthawks - so beautiful in flight

Lark Sparrow

Kite when I get back home

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tunnel Drive and Territorial Prison Museum 5-28-16

98 runtotal

Nest in the tunnel - we saw some bird go in...

Presumably prisoner # - the prison was built by the prisoners

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Birding Festival 5/20-21/16

94 runtotal

The above are not my pictures - they are Flammulated Owl and Saw-Whet owl that we heard in the Manitou Experimental Forest.

This is showing the natural fire cycle of Ponderosa forest before people intervened.  This is what happens to keep the forest healthy.

Tree rings.

A tiny bit of the Hayman burn from the Manitou Experimental Forest.

We stood quietly in the moonlight and listened for owls.

From the zoo bird tour - these vultures make and protect a nest even through their real nesting season is winter.

Guinea Fowl

Mississippi Kite at my house thrown in the mix.

Green bees back at my house too.

Not an official zoo resident - Western Bluebird