Since it has been so long since my last blog post, this will just be catch up. First, I want to thanks Judy Staberow, Susan Szeszol, and Ted Wolff for helping me in these past weeks. Here is a list of my yearbirds, with some photos of them, since my last post.
118. Red Crossbill (thanks Judy)
120. Tree Swallow
123. Rusty Blackbird (Same as the Loon)
124. Great Egret
126. Eastern Towhee
127. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
131. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
132. Hermit Thrush
133. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
134. Greater Yellowlegs
135. Lesser Yellowlegs
136. Barn Swallow
And that is where I stand so far. Migration is picking up quickly! I got 8 yearbirds this weekend, and those numbers will only get larger. Here are some miscellaneous things from the past few weeks:
Massive Sandhill Crane movements over McGinnis Slough of 5000+ birds
My brother and I decided we wanted to chase a Spotted Redshank in Indiana. I messaged Ted Wolff and he graciously accepted my request! Ted to the rescue, again! We also picked up Landon Neumann on the way. (ABA #601)
The giant crowd watching the Redshank
Landon spotted some Black Vultures on the way home
While at Montrose, we had some Monk Parakeets. I would not expect to get them there.
Some cooperative birds at Montrose yesterday (Robin, Flicker, GC Kinglet)
Today, Montrose was filled with Short-eared Owls but only one cooperated well for good photos
That is all! Sorry for the lack of recent updates. I will try to do posts the day of my birding trips now to avoid something like this happening again, so expect more frequent posts!