Monday, December 13, 2010

Some Recent Bird Sightings in Hardin County

Winter is here, at least as far as the local bird population is concerned. This weekend I did some looking around our yard, and observed most of the usual suspects. We haven't had any hummingbirds lately, but we do get a few each winter, and as an expression of optimism I'm keeping the feeders filled.  Recent sightings of note:

I was pushing the kids on the swings in our backyard when an Osprey flew over on 11/25.

A mixed species flock that wandered by on 11/27 included 2 Blue-headed Vireos.

A Brown Creeper in an oak in our front yard on 11/28 was bird #141 for our yard list.

On Saturday (12/11) an adult female Baltimore Oriole visited our birdbath. An immature female spent last winter in our neighborhood, and I wonder if this might not be the same bird returning for a second season.

On Sunday, 12/12, we saw a small flock of American Pipits in the Walmart parking lot in Lumberton - not a species I would usually find noteworthy, but not one I usually associate with asphalt either. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


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