Thursday, July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008: Fort Hood and Belton, Texas area birding

Today I had a great time birding on Fort Hood with Gil Eckrich. I also did some birding in Belton, Texas later in the evening.

Orchard Oriole
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher
Red-Tailed Hawk (nice view of the talons)
Lark Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse (above and below)

Western Kingbird
Black Vulture

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008: Harker Heights, Texas Birding

I spent a little time this evening birding in Harker Heights, Texas, with Gil Eckrich..

A sad looking Cardinal!
Female Painted Bunting
White-Winged Dove

Sunday, July 27, 2008

July 27, 2008: Flights (Buffalo-Cincinnati-Austin)

Two flights today... Buffalo to Cincinnati, and Cincinnati to Austin (both Delta)

Louisville, Kentucky
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Conway, Arkansas
Dierks, Arkansas
Ennis, Texas
Hillsboro, Texas
Temple, Texas
Stillhouse Lake, Texas
Austin, Texas

Today's Flight Paths (courtesy Flight Aware)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

July 26, 2008: Birding in Clarence, New York

We did a little birding at Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area in Clarence, NY this evening, to try out my new 500mm lens...
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
American Robin
Wood Thrush

Sunday, July 06, 2008

July 6, 2008: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

We spent a little time today at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, between Buffalo and Rochester.

Above and Below: Black Tern

Friday, July 04, 2008

July 4, 2008: Fourth of July in the Backyard

We also spent some time in our yard celebrating the Fourth of July on a beautiful day

This young Baltimore Oriole joined us
We also had a nice fire in the evening:

July 4, 2008: Southern Ontario Birding (Pt.Colborne-Mississauga-Hamilton)

Today we birded several locations in Southern Ontario. We started out in Port Colborne, looking for an unusual summertime Brant. Then Bronte Harbor for Red-Necked Grebe, and La Salle Park in Hamilton for Swans....

We found the Brant here in Port Colborne:

At Bronte Harbor .. The Red-Necked Grebes: (and some other photos)

Common Grackle
Cliff Swallow in nest
Female Red-Winged Blackbird
Photos from LaSalle Park, Hamilton:
Domestic Goose (above and below)
Eastern Kingbird
Below: Mute Swans (including some babies)

Below: Trumpeter Swans