Category Archives: Birds

Bird Every Bird

I was driving home from work this afternoon. It was an overcast, chilly, unprepossessing day, and I had no greater ambitions than to crash for the evening. I drove past the pond on Black Squirrel Creek and saw a small … Continue reading

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Finally!

It was two years and one day ago that somebody first found the Western Screech-Owl at Clear Spring Ranch in extreme southern El Paso County. It would have been a lifer for me then, and I drove the 32 miles … Continue reading

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Bird #553 — Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

dendrocygna (from dendron, tree, and cygnus, swan) autumnalis (belonging to autumn) Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 7:23 am Winter Garden, Florida — Newton Park on Lake Apopka This was the lifer I was shooting for, but eBird sightings at Newton … Continue reading

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Bird #552 — Snail Kite

rostrhamus (from rostrum, beak, and hamus, hook) sociabilis (sociable, gregarious) Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – 7:06 a.m. Winter Garden, Florida – Newton Park on Lake Apopka I traveled to Orlando with a group from my work for the Children’s Pastors’ … Continue reading

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Morning at Newton Park

When I arrived at Newton Park on Lake Apopka, the sun hadn’t risen and things were quiet. Very shortly thereafter, it got light enough and birds began materializing out of thin air. Or so it seemed. They were everywhere. I … Continue reading

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The Birds of Caribe Royale

I finished registering at the hotel by 4:30. By 4:40, I was outside with my binoculars and camera. I’d spotted a flock of White Ibises on the lawn as we pulled in the entrance, so that’s where I headed first. … Continue reading

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Memorial Park

While I was birding in Pueblo yesterday, exciting things were happening at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Birders were reporting Barrow’s Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, and Redhead. The last isn’t rare or difficult to find, but I didn’t have on on … Continue reading

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Fight!

Joshua and I stopped at Clear Springs Ranch to look (in vain) for the screech-owl. We weren’t seeing much of anything until we got back to the parking lot. A male Northern Harrier was standing in the middle of the … Continue reading

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