Monday, February 04, 2008

Birds today

Great horned owls hooting at about 3 AM, so loud I could hear them from indoors.

A male cardinal and a male red bellied woodpecker at the feeder at work. At the same time.

A bald eagle (I'm pretty sure) in a tree in a pasture on the way home.

A small flock of 4 snow buntings just east of Sandstone in a field.

A barred owl, sitting in a tree next to the road just a couple miles from home. Awesome, or what?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!
Cindy

barefoot gardener said...

Come on over to my place and pick up your award.

Heidi said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm hoping to see a bit of that while I'm out & about today.

Deb said...

Cindy- I have no words. It was awesome.

BG- Been there, done that. Thank you!

Heidi- Today when we were bringing Mr. Attitude to school, we saw a rough legged hawk taking flight right above the road. They can be identified by their "shoulder patches" seen from below. I had not seen one or a while.

Floridacracker said...

Excellent!
Birdless day for me.

Deb said...

FC- No limpkins?

RuthieJ said...

Wow, Deb, that's so neat to see all those birds.
3 AM seems to be the magic hour for Great Horned Owls--that's when I see mine too.

Lynne said...

You have me beat by a mile. All I've seen lately is house finches, juncos and goldfinches in the backyard and red-tailed hawks about every tenth of a mile along the freeway!

nina said...

Definitely awesome--especially the big owls.
Are the GHO getting ready to nest?