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Merlin Meal

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Merlin Meal

I barely missed my first Snowy Owl of the season earlier today, but my consolation prize was this Merlin finishing up a meal. I am not positive on the identification of the prey, but I did observe the raptor eating the entire leg and foot. Snowy Owls seem to be spreading out all over the region with new sightings coming every day! Have you spotted any yet? I am looking forward to seeing and sharing images of one soon… Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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American Tree Sparrow

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

American Tree Sparrow

Here’s a look at a little bit of lingering green, thanks to some holly trees, with a lovely American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea). This cute bird is one of many on the move to the south right now. We are far enough into the season that these winter residents, along with species like the White-throated Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco, are beginning to fill up our yards. Be careful not to confuse their rufous caps with the similar Chipping Sparrow. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Yellow-rumped Warblers Feeding

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017

Yellow-rumped Warblers Feeding

I always feel that as we enter November we shift from one phase of avian life to the next. Songbird migrants are now decreasing rapidly in both abundance and diversity. More waterfowl are beginning to arrive on our shores. Our wintering species start to show up frequently at our feeders. Birds also shift from eating insects to dining on this season’s harvest, as is the case with the Yellow-rumped Warblers (Setophaga coronata) here. Junipers, cedars, holly trees and many more all provide delicious berries that were the treats for these Halloween birds. I did not even notice I had...

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Spooky Sounds

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

Spooky Sounds

Are you following us on Facebook? If not be sure to check out our page and have a listen to a Barred Owl heard this...

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Finally Fall Foliage

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017

Finally Fall Foliage

It feels like it took the fall foliage a while, but now we have plenty to soak in and...

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