I'm going stir crazy -- I have to get out! Tomorrow morning I'm heading for Carlos Avery. Even if I do not find any birds, I'll enjoy thinking about what is to come in a short while. Can you believe it's February already? Another stop to be made soon is Monticello and the wintering trumpeter swans. I got some new cold-weather gear at Cabela's a few days ago so, hopefully, I'll be able to stand around for a while without freezing.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
a female Pileated Woodpecker.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Actually, the snow in this shot is misleading; there was very little of it once we crossed into South Dakota -- large patches of ground were bare.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
We're back from Blue Cloud Abbey. For some pictures inside the Abbey, take a look at today's post on my other blog.
The birding wasn't great in the cold and wind (most days). However, I will be posting a few pictures in the next day or so.
In the meanwhile: As most of you know from reading this blog, I'm also interested in astronomy. One of the email groups to which I belong is made up of individuals interested in Stellarvue telescopes. (You can visit the group here.) Recently, I have been reading uniformly great comments and reviews from members who have purchased binoculars from Stellarvue. Apparently, these binos are up to the standards of Stellarvue's telescopes -- excellent, reasonably priced refractors. I may be getting the 8x42 model while they are on sale.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Birds are quite sparse there this time of the year, but, if nothing else, I should get a lot of pictures of snow!
I will resume posting on Friday or Saturday!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
It is always encouraging to see young birders out there taking pictures. Sometimes their new perspective on our passion is refreshing. For an example, check out this blog by 17-year old Chris West of Richland Center, Wisconsin -- The SW WI Birder. His 2008 year list already has 27 birds! I didn't even step outside today.