Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Light Birding w/ a Light Mist-oh, and a Cool Blog Alert

I got out of work early today and ran up to Brierly as world on the street is there's a Bald Eagle loafing around somewhere near Brierly Pond. Of course I didn't see it but visibility could have been a factor as there was none this afternoon. I did see the regular Ring-billed Gulls though on their favorite rock as you can tell!

I decided to hit the Millbury Bike Trail knowing I probably wouldn't see much given all the local ponds remain ice free so that means no birds resorting to the river, but figured it would be nice to get a little exercise anyway so off I went. Last winter, there was a favorite perching branch of a Great-blue Heron and low and behold there it was on the same branch as last winter. Not sure if it's the same one or not but quite the coincidence considering there are a bunch of branches along the path for a heron to chose from.
The highlight of the walk was a flock of song birds being led by a Black-capped Chickadee of course. Scores of chickadees, Tufted Titmice and Golden-crowned Kinglets were scattered about and I attempted to once again get a picture of the oh so cute Kinglet. I believe it's somewhere in this bush but can't find it. If you look to the top left of the picture you will see a Tufted Titmouse who somehow managed to get in the picture without my knowledge though! Will get a decent shot of a Golden-crowned Kinglet if it takes me all winter!

And another cool blog alert for all you hard core gull addicts!! This one comes from overseas all the way from Northern Scotland called Chris Gibbins Gulls & Birds . Be sure to check out his most current entry called "The Riga Dump Experience" as he has some amazing pictures of gulls and trash. The vastness of both will be sure to overwhelm you!!! Very cool blog with some really nice pictures of not only gulls, but other birds too!

Happy Thanksgiving and take care!


eileeninmd said...

The Kinglets are cute litle birds but they are so fast. I am in the same boat trying hard to get a good shot of a kinglet.

Rich said...

Great Heron Shot! Have a great Thanksgiving!


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